Chidzambga to announce Afcon, Cosafa squads today
Sunday Chidzambga will announce the provisional squad for both the COSAFA and AFCON tournaments at 12.30 pm today, the Zimbabwe Football Association has announced.
Zimbabwe were crowned 2018 COSAFA Champions and the gaffer recently said he wants to retain the Cup.
“We want to get into the final, we always want to win the tournament.
“We will be going there to win,” he said.
Zimbabwe are also scheduled to play Nigeria in a friendly match on the same day the Cosafa final will be played.
Should the Warriors reach the finals of the regional tournament to be held in Durban, Chidzambga said he will be forced to divide his men into two squads.
Chidzambwa says the Nigeria game is important to him since it will help him assess his players as they prepare for AFCON, which Zimbabwe will kick off against the hosts Egypt on June 21.
Zimbabwe are in Group A with Uganda, Egypt and DR Congo.
“If we get to the finals, I think we will have to select from the 30 players a team to go to Nigeria.
“The Nigeria game is important for us because we need to assess ourselves. This is a practice match for us and it will be good for us because we will know where we need to work on.
“Nigeria are one of the biggest teams in Africa so this match is important for us as we prepare for AFCON,” he said.
The 2019 COSAFA Cup is scheduled to get under way on May 25, with the final to be played on June 8.
This year’s COSAFA Cup will provide vital preparation for teams heading to the Nations Cup in Egypt from June 21-July 19, with Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda the five from this year’s field.
The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Cairo on Friday 21 June, with Zimbabwe facing hosts Egypt in the opener. — ZOOMZimbabwe