Warriors head coach Zdravko Logarusic is likely to select either Dynamos captain Partson Jaure or Chicken Inn defender Ian Nekati to captain the Warriors at the sixth edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be held next year.
An insider told NewsDay that one of the two defenders will likely get the armband as both have gained invaluable experience by playing for the regular Warriors team. He said:
He (Loga) is likely to choose between Jaure and Nekati. Remember Nekati was the captain before the CHAN qualifiers and it is likely to be a toss-up between him and Jaure. It is highly likely one of them will be given the armband.
Jaure wore the skipper’s armband in 2014 when the Warriors reached the semi-finals in South Africa and also during the qualifiers for next year’s edition.
Zimbabwe is one of the only three teams that have appeared at the biennial soccer showcase since its inception in 2009 along with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
The Warriors will play hosts Cameroon in the opening match before facing the Stallions of Burkina Faso in the second match of Group A and conclude their group matches with a clash against the Eagles of Mali.
The tournament kicks off on January 16 and winds down on February 7.