The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has offered an update as the wait for the new Warriors head coach drags on.
Former coach Sunday Chidzwambwa left the seat back in August 2019 after AFCON. ZIFA promised to announce his successor in early January 2020… but we’re not in the final week with no coach stepping into the post.
While ZIFA did publicly admit having serious financial setbacks in appointing the new coach, the Federation have once again come out to break the silence.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association ( ZIFA) wishes to advise the nation that the appointment of the senior men’s national team coach is work in progress and will be concluded soon,” ZIFA’s Communications Officer Xolisani Gwesela wrote.
“As the football mother body, we are fully conscious of the upcoming Warriors fixtures and the Executive Committee will meet Wednesday next week to conclude the matter.
“ZIFA is aware of the anxiety among all our stakeholders but would like to assure everyone that the appointment will be done as soon as possible.
“Zifa is prepared for all national team commitments and all hands are on deck to ensure all national team assignments this year will run smoothly.
“In line with our 2020 theme we have started in earnest with the Under 17 and Under 20 girls teams in camp to show our seriousness in ensuring “football do the talking”
“We wish the Young Mighty Warriors (U -17 Women) all the best in their World Cup qualifier against Botswana at Barbourfields Stadium this Sunday. We appeal to all football fans in and around the host city to come in their numbers to support our national team.
“The match is free of charge so please lets give the girl child the necessary support at Emagumeni (Barbourfields stadium).
“ZIFA would like to assure all stakeholders that all challenges currently disrupting normalcy at the mother body are being resolved. When all is settled, football in Zimbabwe is in its best moment to flourish,” concluded the statement.
Some of the coach's linked with the Warriors job include Joey Antipas, Manuel “Manolo” Márquez Roca (Spain), Erol Akbay (Netherlands) and Hans Michael Weiss (Germany).
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