Warriors call up beckoning for Leicester City starlet


Little-known Leicester City starlet Tawanda Masvanhise may have just caught the attention of Zimbabwe national team coach Zdravko Logarušić without kicking a ball!

This comes after the highly-rated teenager enjoyed a ring-side seat at Old Trafford on Tuesday night as Manchester United’s unlikely push to prevent Manchester City, from winning the English Premiership title, finally came to an end.

A second string Red Devils’ side fell 1-2 to Leicester City handing their neighbours City the coveted League title with three games to spare.

With the 2022 World Cup qualifiers initially scheduled for early next month postponed, the Warriors coach has shifted focus to the Cosafa tournament which could take place in July.

Logarušić is said to be keen on giving the 18-year-old Masvanhise, who has been playing for the Foxes’ Under 18 side, a chance should the regional tournament go ahead.

Wellington Mupandare, the national teams’ general manager, confirmed the coach had been monitoring a number of players whom he wants to call up for the Cosafa tournament.

“As you are aware, the World Cup qualifiers were cancelled and the focus is now on the upcoming Cosafa tournament in July. The team that will play in the tournament is currently being assembled and it will feature some fringe Warriors players,” he said.

“The coach wants to give those players a chance to prove themselves. Those that will be called up might include the likes of Tawanda Masvanhise and Thuso Nyoni, who plays in Poland.

“The coach is monitoring several of these players including those that were called up for the last Afcon qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia. The home-based players too will be considered.”

Should the July dates stand for the regional tournament, most leagues in Europe and several other continents will be on an off-season break, which gives the coaches wider selection options.

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