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Kaseke declares himself available

Sukoluhle Mthethwa

CYPRUS-BASED Zimbabwe international defender Noel Kaseke has declared himself available for the Warriors tie against the Brave Warriors of Namibia at

Rufaro stadium on Wednesay next week.

Kaseke is among the 26 players who were called up by Warriors head coach Charles Mhlauri for the international friendly match.

November 15 has been set aside by Fifa for international friendly matches.

Kaseke is a former Highlanders star who played with the likes of United States-based Thulani Ncube and Dazzy Kapenya.

Speaking from Cyprus, Kaseke, who turns out for first division side Paralimni, expressed happiness to be called up for the international tie.

“I am happy to be called up,” said Kaseke. “Playing for the Warriors is an honour for me.”

However, the player said that he was still to receive official communication from Zifa for his club to release him.

“I am still waiting for Zifa to send an official letter so that I can be released,” Kaseke said.

Kaseke plays as a defensive midfielder and has already scored two goals for his club Paralimni.

“I have scored two goals since the season started,” he said. “I am the only defender who has scored two goals at Paralimni.”

He also praised Warriors head coach for the wonderful job he is doing as the coach.

“Mhlauri is a very good coach,” said Kaseke. “He has done very well by assembling a good squad and we just have to play well although the Warriors lost the last match.”

The Warriors were embarrassed last month when they lost out to Malawi by 1-0 in a 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Kaseke is among the top foreign-based players in Cyprus and he has commanded a first-team jersey for Paralimni for three years.

Musa Mguni, Kennedy Nagoli and Edward Mashinya are the other players from Zimbabwe playing in Cyprus.

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