National team coach to be announced soon: ZIFA

by Zbc Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Football Association ( ZIFA) says the appointment of the senior men’s national team coach is work in progress and will be concluded soon.
In a media statement, Zifa said as the football mother body, the association is 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”
The last coach, Joey “Mafero” Antipas of Chicken Inn was working on an interim basis and given a six month contract which expired last year following the conclusion of the first round AFCON qualifiers.
Zimbabwe’s second round of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers have been brought forward. Zimbabwe’s back-to-back, away and home ties against Algeria will now be played between 23 and 31 March 2020 instead of 31st of August while the final 2021 CAN qualifier against Zambia at home will now be played in September.
Zimbabwe was also recently drawn in group G together with Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia. The Draw for the group phase of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 took place on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, with 40 African countries discovering their fates for the Second Round of the qualifying campaign.
The teams representing 40 countries across the CAF region were divided into ten groups of four teams each for the penultimate stage of the continental journey to Qatar.
Meanwhile, the Young Mighty Warriors (National U -17 Women) in their World Cup qualifier face Botswana at Barbourfields Stadium this Sunday.
Zifa has issued an appeal to all football fans in and around the host city to come in their numbers to support our national team and give the girl child the necessary support at Emagumeni (Barbourfields stadium)
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The match is free of charge.
ZIFA also reassured 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.”

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