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Young Warriors in camp


THE Under-20 Young Warriors trooped into camp in Zvishavane last Friday in preparation for the 2013 Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championships that will be played from December 3-14 in Lesotho.


The two-week training camp for the Young Warriors, which will end on November 29, is being bankrolled by Castle Premier Soccer League outfit FC Platinum.

Head coach Jairos Tapera said 23 players were already in camp and he was awaiting six more players who had other commitments.

“Three quarters of the players are already here and on Saturday, we played FC Platinum Under-19 and lost 2-1. We are just coming from our morning session now and everything just looks okay. We will probably be leaving for Lesotho on December 1,” Tapera said.

“I expect six other players to be coming in as some have writing examination and some had commitments with their clubs at the weekend.”

Tapera is in charge of the team, assisted by Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu and George Madira while Laban Kandi and Gift “Umbro” Muzadzi are the goalkeepers’ coaches.

The manager of the team is Patrick Mutesva, whom Tapera said will be joining the team when he returns from senior national team duty in Tanzania.

The team

Goalkeepers: Donovan Burnett (Motor Action), Godfrey Chisango (FC Platinum), Tatenda Shonhiwa (Harare City), Tatenda Mukuruva (Dynamos)

Defenders: Ronald Pfumbidzai (Caps), Abel Gwatidzo (Dynamos), Obey Hunduza (Tripple B), Teenage Hadebe (Bantu Rovers), Jimmy Kamono (FC Platinum), Clayton Phiri (Rufaro Rovers), Munyaradzi Nyenye (Harare City), Liberty Chakoroma (Buffaloes)

Midfielders: Michael Maipe (Black Mambas), Praise Tona (Monomotapa), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Notwane), Tinovimba Muskwe, Tafadzwa Muhori (Caps United),Walter Musona, Wisdom Mutasa (Motor Action), Livingstone Genti, Emmaculate Mauna (FC Platinum), Agrippa Peperere (Chicken Inn), Tatenda Munhapi (Shabanie)

Strikers: Bobby Nkomo, Mgcini Sibanda, (Highlanders), Willy Muzwimbiri (Norwich, UK), Nigel Papias (FC Platinum), Tinotenda Kadewere (Prince Edward), Pritchard Mutelele (Hwange)

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