Mozambique head coach Horácio Gonçalves has named a 25-man squad for Lesotho and Eswatini friendly matches set to take place at Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo from June 8.
The squad is mostly made up of youngsters from the U20 national team that was crowned the Cosafa Cup Champions last year December.
Gonçalves called in the 16-year-old shot-stopper Kimsson Zavala from Black Bull, which makes him the youngest player to be called for the senior national team in the history of Mozambican football.
“This is a squad from the essentially Olympic national team (Under-23) and is a part of the process of integrating younger players into the senior national team. The idea is to do continuous and gradual work for the renewal of our senior national team”, said the 58-year-old Portuguese mentor.
Goalkeepers: Ernan Siluane (Ferroviario de Maputo), Kimisson Zavala (Black Bulls), Victor Guamba (Costa do Sol)
Defenders: Fidel de Sousa (Black Bulls), Bruno Langa (Amora FC), Ocozias Nhaca (LD. de Maputo), Danilo Muze (Costa do Sol), Francisco Simbine (Marítimo, Portugal), Norberto Marcelino (AD. Vilanculo), Fernando Macaime (Desportivo de Maputo), Martinho Thauzene (Black Bulls)
Midfielders: Dilson Fumo (LD. Maputo), Cândido Mathe (UD Songo), Geny Cipriano Catano (Sporting CP), Salas Maluco (Ferroviário de Nampula), Shaquille Nangy (Ferroviário de Maputo), Abel Joshua (Victória Guimarães) and Joaquim Mapangane (Ferroviário de Maputo), Adami Alifa (Ferroviário da Beira), Nilton Ernesto (Costa do Sol), Melque Alexandre (Black Bulls), Amâncio Camhemba (Maritimo, Portugal)
Forwards: Victor Júnior (Black Bulls), Estevão Novela (LD. Maputo), Hermenegildo Capene (Costa do Sol)
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By FARPost Reporter