CAPE TOWN – In-form Zimbabwe have named for Under-20 players in the starting line-up for Friday’s Currie Cup First Division clash with SWD Eagles in George.

The young players are being rewarded with recognition following their eye-catching performances in Kenya last month, where they helped Zimbabwe clinch the Under-20 African title after beating rivals Namibia in the final.

The Young Sables’ captain, Taku Musingwini, and speedster Tavonga Ablant (pictured, with the ball), keep their positions in the starting line-up for Friday after impressing in the 18-8 win over Boland last week. The two Zimbabwe Under-20 stars, who have been offered university scholarships in the United States, start at flyhalf and left-wing for the senior side just like last week.

Two more Young Sables makes the starting line-up, fullback Tawanda Matipano and right-wing Brendon Marume.

US-based hooker Brian Muntanga will come off the bench while ex-University of Cape Town maestro Nyasha Tarusenga gets rested for the weekend.


Starting line-up: 1. Victor Mupunga 2. Matthew Mandioma 2. Bornwell Gwinji 4. George Saungweme 5. Godwin Mangenje 6. Biselele Tshamala 7. Sean Beevor 8. Aiden Burnett 10. Hilton Mudariki (captain) 11. Tavonga Ablant 12. Taku Chieza 13. Shayne Makombe 13. Brendon Marume 15. Tawanda Matipano.

Subs: 16. Brian Muntanga 17. Tyran Fagan 18. Gabriel Sipapate 19. Liam Larkan 20. Tonderai Chiwambutsa 21. Kyle Galloway 22. Russell Dinha 23. Keith Chiwara.


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