Chibunyu desperate to impress


KELVIN Chibunyu is desperate to impress Warriors coach Zdravko “Loga” Logarusic after he was included in the provisional squad that is in camp for the next 10 days in preparation for the Chan finals in April.

Loga named a 29-man squad last week, which Chibunyu is part of, for the tournament in Cameroon. The Croatian, requested for a 10-day camp to have a closer look at the players he will take to Cameroon.

The 22-year-old, who was probably a surprise inclusion in the locally-based Warriors squad after guiding Cranborne Bullets into the Castle Lager Premiership, knows he must use the opportunity to impress the Croat.

“I’m happy with the call up. It’s something that I wasn’t expecting,” Chibunyu told the Daily News.

“I now want to work hard to ensure I impress the coach and possibly make the grade to Cameroon.”

Zimbabwe were placed in a tough Group A alongside hosts Cameroon, Mali and Burkina Faso.

And in order to make an impact, the Warriors, who take on the hosts in the opening game on April 4, need proper preparations.

Loga was handed a two-year contract last month with the mandate to take the Warriors to 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament and his first assignment will be a mouth-watering back-to-back clash against African champions Algeria later this month.

Apart from qualifying for the Afcon tournament to be held in Cameroon next January, Logarusic has also been given a mandate to lead the Warriors to the 2022 Qatar World Cup finals.

Warriors Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers: Simba Chinani, Ariel Sibanda, Nelson Chadya, Talbert Shumba

Defenders: Xolani Ndlovu, Qadr Amini, Frank Makarati, Partson Jaure, Peter Muduwa, Liberty Chakoroma, Ian Nekati, Raphael Muduviwa

Midfielders: Malon Mushonga, Moses Muchenje, Devon Chafa, Trevor Mavhunga, Kelvin Madzongwe, Phenias Bamusi, Juan Mutudza, King Nadolo, Wellington Taderera, Ishmael Wadi, Valentine Kadonzvo, William Manondo, Kelvin Chibunyu, Ralph Kawondera

Strikers: Prince Dube, Obriel Chirinda, Stanley Ngala

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