ZIFA calls off Zimbabwe-Botswana friendly match

by | Oct 11, 2023 | Sports | 0 comments

Vongai Masuka

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has cancelled an international friendly match between Zimbabwe and Botswana which was slated for the weekend at the National Sports Stadium for reasons they said were beyond their control.

In a statement, ZIFA said the training camp for the warriors is still on despite the cancellation of the friendly match.

“The training camp for the Warriors will still go  ahead until the end of the international break.

“This will give the technical team more time to assess their options ahead of the crucial FIFA World cup qualifiers against Rwanda and Nigeria in November.” Reads the statement.

Last week, the Zimbabwe Football Association announced that it had planned to organize a four-team tournament, with Botswana as one of the participants. This tournament was intended to help prepare the Warriors for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

ZIFA has also called up players from different football clubs for the Warriors training camp. Below is the list of players who were called up.


Washington Arubi (Supersport United), Frank Tafiremutsa (Dynamos) and  Wallace Magalane from FC Platinum.


Ronald Pfumbidzai (Supersport United), Peter Muduhwa, Andrew Mbeba (Highlanders), Godknows Murwira (Caps United), Munashe Garananga (FC Sheriff Tiraspol), Devine Lunga (Golden Arrows), Xolani Ndlovu (Chicken Inn) and Frank Mukarati( Dynamos).


Never Tiger (Ihefu S.C), Tatenda  Tavengwa (Venda football academy), Tanaka Shandirwa (Dynamos), Brian Banda, Walter Musona (FC Platinum), Phenias Bamusi(Caps United , Takunda Benhura( Ngezi Platinum Stars), Gerald Bero (Manica diamonds)and Sherperd Mhlanga from Chicken Inn.


Obriel (Bulawayo Chiefs), Knox Mutizwa (Golden Arrows), Terrence Dzvukamanja (Supersport United) and Thandolwenkosi Ngwenya from FC Platinum.



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