HIGHLANDERS’ Peter Muduhwa who was a last-minute addition to the Warriors squad is among 18 players that left the country for Mauritius this morning via South Africa.
Also making the trip to the Indian Ocean island are Muduhwa’s teammates Ariel Sibanda, Prince Dube and Nqobizitha Masuku.
The country’s leading goal scorer Clive Augusto, Malvin Gaki and roving leftback Xolani Ndlovu (all Chicken Inn) were also named in the travelling squad together with Dynamos’ new signing Evans Katema.
Meanwhile, there was no place for local football fans’ favourite Joel “Josta” Ngodzo whose passport reportedly expired.
The talented midfielder briefly joined the Warriors camp and he had a workout with the team on Wednesday.
The return leg is set for Barbourfields Stadium on August 4 where the winner of the first round will then clash with either Lesotho or South Africa to decide who travels to Cameroon for the finals next year.
Goalkeepers: Talbert Shumba (Chapungu), Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders)
Defenders: Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba), Xolani Ndlovu (Chicken Inn), Partson Jaure (Manica Diamonds), Peter Muduwa (Highlanders), Byron Madzokere (Yadah Stars)
Midfielders: Phenias Bhamusi (Caps United), Brian Chikwenya (Triangle), Richard Hachiro (Herentals), Nqobizitha Masuku (Highlanders), Raĺph Kawondera (Triangle), Never Tigere (FC Platinum), Malvin Gaki (Chicken Inn), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah Stars)
Strikers: Clive Augusto (Chicken Inn), Evans Katema (Dynamos), Prince Dube (Highlanders)