THE Mighty Warriors return to action after one month when they go into camp this Sunday to prepare for an international friendly against the Democratic Republic of Congo at Morris Depot on September 29. The match is part of the events lined up for the Commissioner's General Police Fun Fair and the women's soccer match would be part of the entertainment activities at the annual event.
Five new players - Black Rhinos goalkeeper Process Chatsamwa, Inline Academy strikers' Tonderai Masango and Rejoice Kamumvuti, Cosa Guruve's Samantha Peters and Auckland midfielder Mavis Chirandu - have been included into the 25-member team which will report for camp.
Rhinos midfielder Talent Mandaza also makes a return to the national team's fold after a seventh-month absence as she was undergoing military training.
Zimbabwe Women's Soccer League boss, Mavis Gumbo, says they are proud to support the event which raises funds for the under-privileged.
The Mighty Warriors were booted out of the African Cup of Nations finals to be held in Equatorial Guinea.
The Young Mighty Warriors were also eliminated from the Under-20 World Cup finals which recently ended in Japan.
Nigeria, which beat Zimbabwe, went on to reach the semi-finals of the tournament which was won by United States of America.
"We have invited DRC for the international match as we support the Commissioner's Fun Fair," said Gumbo.
"We also want to keep the national team active so that we will not start to prepare from scratch when we start playing in upcoming qualifiers.
"Ever since the women's football revival, the police have been supporting us and were not even charging us for the service such as police escorts and entertainment during international matches.
"So, we felt we have to be part of this event which is important on their calendar.
"We are confident that our team, which won the Cosafa Cup last year and is now among the African heavyweights, will entertain all the guests and DRC are also a force to reckon with and all the soccer loving people should expect a good game from the girl child.
"The match will also help our coaches who have been scouting talent in our Marange Women's National Soccer League, to have a look at fresh talent.
"We featured in another friendly match against our neighbours Zambia last month and some new players from various clubs having a feel of an international match."
Onai Chingawo, Ruvimbo Mutyavaviri, Melody Musasa, Emma Msipa, Eunice Chibanda(all Mufakose Queens), Tallet Mazetesa, Nobuhle Majika, Tonderai Masango, Rudo Neshamba, Rejoice Kamumvuti (all Inline Academy), Process Chatsamwa, Rutendo Makore, Kuda Basopo, Rufaro Machingura, Talent Mandaza (all Black Rhinos), Chido Dzingirai, Erina Jeke (all Flame Lily), Danai Bhobho, Felistas Muzongondi (Cyclone Stars), Marjoury Nyaumwe(Aces Academy), Mavis Chirandu (Auckland), Samantha Peters (Cosa Guruve).