Jairos Tapera

WARRIORS coach Jairos Tapera has made six key changes to his team for tonight’s crucial 2026 World Cup qualifier against South Africa set for the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

The match kicks off at 6pm.

Goalkeeper Bernard Donovan, culpable for the Warriors’ first goal in the surprise 2-0 defeat to Lesotho on Friday in Soweto, has been dropped, and so has striker Tino Kadewere, Jordan Zemura, Teenage Hadebe (injured), Andrew Mbeba (suspended) and Daniel Msendami. Musendami was dropped besides being very likely during the Lesotho game.

Manica Diamonds goalie Geofrey Chitsumba will guard the posts, while Godknows Murwira and

Munashe Garananga comes into the defence to join Devine Lunga and Gerald Takwara.

Richard Hachiro, who received a last minute call-up, will partner captain Marshall Munetsi in the midfield.

Simba Bhora attacker Walter Musona also starts behind highly-rated Polokwane striker and debutant Douglas Mapfumo.

Warriors XI:

Geoffrey Chitsumba, Godknows Murwira, Gerald Takwara, Munashe Garan’anga, Divine Lunga, Walter Musona, Richard Hachiro, Andy Rinomhota, Marshal Munetsi, Douglas Mapfumo, Tawanda Chirewa

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