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Antipas - Zimbabwe Warriors Squad To Face Somalia – Youthful and Balanced



New Zimbabwe Senior Warriors coach, Joey Antipas, has defended his Warriors squad selection for the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier against Somalia to be played in two legs, in Djibouti (Ethopia), and Zimbabwe, in the early days of September 2019.

Zimbabwe vs Somalia FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier
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Joey Antipas who’s also Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League side Chicken Inn coach, was faced with serious criticism from the Zimbabwe football community over an ‘unpopular squad selection’ in which he left out Zimbabwe Warriors veteran players, that include the country’s goal machine, Knowledge Musona, and the usual first choice goalkeeper, George Chigova.

But Antipas came out to say his team is ‘youthful and balanced’.

“One thing I don’t want to do is comment about the players who are missing (on the squad). All I will comment on is on the team that is going. The team is a youthful side, it’s a balanced team,” he said speaking to the NewsDay.

“I would say I believe they will definitely do the business in Somalia, but the main thing was to create more of a player base for the substantive coach who will come in.” he also said.

Zimbabwe plays Somalia in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preliminary round qualifiers on the 2nd and the 10th of September 2019.


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