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Sibanda in line for Zimbabwe call

GALWAY UNITED man Oscar Sibanda is in line for an international call-up with Zimbabwe following some impressive form in the League of Ireland this season.

Sibanda (23) has made five league appearances for Galway this season and Zimbabwe's coach, Norman Mapeza, has reportedly expressed an interest in calling up the player.

"I have gained a lot of experience since I turned professional said Sibanda, who played in Friday's 3-0 defeat by Bohemians.


"I am ready to represent my country at international levels. I have also denounced a lot of calls for me to play for Ireland because I have my country at heart."

Sibanda played reserve team football with Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United before hooking up with Galway United last season.

In recent years, African players such as Charles Mbabazi Livingstone (Uganda) and Samir Boughanem (Morocco) were capped while playing with Irish clubs, while Derry City man Eamon Zayed has of course played for Libya's senior international team.