ZIFA names Croatian Zdravko Logarušić as new warriors coach

By ZBC Reporter
Zifa has announced Croatian Zdravko Logarušić as new Warriors coach. He will be assisted by Joey Antipas and Lloyd Chitembwe while Tonderai Ndiraya has also made it as U23 coach. Goalkeepers’ coach is Pernell McKop.
He has signed a two-year deal and will be assisted by Joey Antipas, who had been the Warriors’ caretaker coach since August.
During his two-years with Sudan he led them to third place at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco‚ and to a spot in the group phase of the 2022 World Cup Cup qualifiers.
The colourful Logarusic has managed Ghanaian clubs Asante Kotoko, King Faisal Babes and Ashanti Gold as well as Angola’s Interclube.
He has also spent time in east Africa at Kenyan clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards as well as a spell in Tanzania at Simba.
Logarusic’s first competitive games will be back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the reigning champions Algeria in March.
Zimbabwe began their 2021 campaign with a 0-0 draw in Botswana before winning 2-1 away in neighbouring Zambia.
In 2022 World Cup qualifying are in a group alongside Ghana, Ethiopia and neighbours South Africa.
Overally, he has coached in 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Australaia and North America and has more than 20 years of coaching experience.
From 1999 to 2001, Logarušić studied did coaching courses and programs in order to get a UEFA Pro License.
The Croat, Zdravko Logarušić, has managed several clubs:from 1988–1989 NK Croatia Malmö he was a player and in 1990–1991 FC 08 Villingen, 1992–1995 Western Knights SC (form
– Marsonia– Vukovar ’91 and from 2009–2010 King Faisal Babes,2010–2011 Ashanti Gold of Ghana, 2012–2013 Gor Mahia of Kenya, 2013–2014 Simba SC of Tanzania, 2015–2016 AFC Leopards of Kenya,
2016 G.D. Interclube of Angola, 2017 Asante Kotoko S.C. of Ghana and 2017–2019 Sudan national coach.