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Some of the PSL’s leading lights will play for their country this weekend

As many as 10 Premier Soccer League players could line up for Zimbabwe this weekend as they seek to qualify for the African Nations Cup signalling the international reach of South African club football.

Zimbabwe have the biggest contingent of players from South African clubs for the final round, second leg qualifiers at the weekend.

Zimbabwe seek to defend a 3-1 lead away in Luanda in a bid to qualify for the finals for the first time since 2006.

In total, 27 Premier Soccer League players will be defending the cause of 10 different African nations, all bidding to reach the 2013 finals in South Africa.

Defending African champions Zambia have four players from South African clubs and Malawi called up six players from both the PSL and the National First Division.

Zambia have a precarious 1-0 lead to take to Uganda, where Mamelodi Sundowns reserve Dennis Onyango will be key to his country’s chances in the second leg tomorrow.

Malawi attempt to overcome a strong Ghana side after losing 2-0 in the first leg. The return match is in Lilongwe tomorrow.

The Free State Stars pair of Dove Wome and tough tackling centre back Sadate Ouro Akoriko play for Togo at home to Gabon on Sunday. Togo are expected to qualify. Two players from Chippa United – goalkeeper Daouda Kassaly and striker Idrissa Seidou – were called up to play Guinea in Niamey.

Elias ‘Dominguez’ Pelembe represents Mozambique in Morocco despite the trauma of being mugged last week in Johannesburg. Ousmane Berthe of Jomo Cosmos has received a late call up as injury cover for Mali, who play Botswana in Lobatse tomorrow.