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Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Zimbabwe name African Nations Cup squad

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe have named former English-based striker Peter Ndlovu to lead them at the African Nations Cup finals in Egypt.

Ndlovu, formerly with Coventry City and Birmingham City and now with Pretoria's Mamelodi Sundowns, is one of 10 South African-based players named in the 23-man squad by Zimbabwe coach Charles Mhlauri.

The squad also includes Auxerre striker Benjani Mwaruwari, who missed the last Nations Cup finals in Tunisia two years ago because of injury.

Zimbabwe, making their second appearance at the finals, are in a tough Group D with Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Tapuwa Kapini (Highlanders), Energy Murambadoro (CAPS United), Gift Muzadzi (Buymore)

Defenders: Cephas Chimedza (Germinal Beerschot, Belgium), Zvenyika Makonese (Santos, South Africa), James Matola (Buymore), George Mbwando (SSV Jahn Regensburg, Germany), Dumisani Mpofu (Umtata Bush Bucks, South Africa), Bekithemba Ndlovu (Silver Stars, South Africa), Charles Yohane (Wits University, South Africa)

Midfielders: Francis Chandidia (Buymore), Lloyd Chitembwe (CAPS United), Edzai Kasinauyo (Moroka Swallows, South Africa), Edelbert Dinha (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Joel Lupahla (SuperSport United, South Africa), Tinashe Nengomasha (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Esrom Nyandoro (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Ronald Sibanda (AmaZulu)

Strikers: Brian Badza (CAPS United), Shingirai Kawondera (unattached), Gilbert Mushangazhike (Jiangsu Shuntian, China), Benjani Mwaruwari (AJ Auxerre, France), Peter Ndlovu (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa).




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