CAF News – Mozambique coach Horácio Gonçalves recalled 25 players for two friendly matches against Lesotho and Eswatini, which will take place at Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo next June.
Most of the players recalled come from the U-20 national team that won COSAFA Cup last December and secured Mozambique’s first participation in the Total U-20 AFCON held in Mauritania last February.
Black Bull goalkeeper Kimsson Zavala (16) is the youngest player called the senior national team in the history of Mozambican football.
Portuguese coach Horácio Gonçalves justified his choices by restructuring the team, starting with the COSAFA tournament and the African Nations Championship (CHAN) campaign.
“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 a continuous and gradual work for the renewal of our senior national team”, said Gonçalves.
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)