AMAZULU defender Carlington Nyadombo is the new Warriors captain.
Warriors coach Ian Gorowa handed the former Gunners defender the team’s captaincy with Dynamos defender Partson Jaure coming in as deputy.
But Nyadombo was handed the armband in absentia as he is injured and out of the trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the 2015 African Cup of Nations first round, first leg qualifier in Mbeya on Sunday.
Gorowa said the technical team’s position had always been that Jaure, whom he handed the skipper’s armband to lead the team at the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament captains the home-based players in the absence of Nyadombo who is the overall team captain.
“I have always said Carlington Nyadombo is the team captain while Partson Jaure captains the local-based players. In his absence Jaure automatically becomes the captain,” Gorowa said.
Jaure skippered the Warriors at the Chan tournament in South Africa early this year where they wrote a glorious page for Zimbabwean football after finishing a commendable fourth position — the first team to do so at this level of the competition.
He now has been given another huge responsibility to lead the team in Tanzania.
The Dynamos defender was, however, confident of getting a good result.
“Having captained the team at the Chan tournament in South Africa, I am not feeling any pressure. It will not be easy against Tanzania, but all we need is to go out there and get a good result. We now have a good partnership with Eric Chipeta at the back and all we need is to maintain discipline like we did at the Chan tournament,” Jaure said.
Jaure took over from former Highlanders midfielder Masimba Mambare who had been the captain of the home-based Warriors during the tenure of German coach Klaus-Dieter Pagels with Bidvest Wits midfielder Denver Mukamba leading the World Cup squad.
Pagels later gave the armband to goalkeeper Washington Arubi.
Gorowa has, however, settled for Nyadombo who has been consistent at his South African club AmaZulu.