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Zimbabwe coach, Brito rings changes in line-up against Nigeria

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BY KUNLE SOLAJA.

 

There will be a change in the line-up of Zimbabwe as they file out this afternoon to face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier that is crucial to both teams.

They will meet at the Huye Stadium in Butare, Rwanda. The Brazilian coach of Zimbabwe, Baltemar Brito, Sports Village Square’s monitoring team authoritatively gathered has made three changes to the squad that started against Rwanda for the match against Nigeria at Huye Stadium this afternoon.

Udinese star Jordan Zemura will start at left-back ahead of Divine Lunga who had nerves in the game against Rwanda while Andy Rinomhota will play in midfield replacing Brian Banda.

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Tino Kadewere who started on the bench against Rwanda before coming on as a second half substitute also starts with Admiral Muskwe who started the match against Rwanda before hobbling off injured is still sidelined by the sprain.

The coach has retained the same 4-3-3 formation he used against Rwanda.

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.