warriors2.jpgWith less than 2 weeks before the Warriors’ next Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Cape Verde, debate around national coach selection continue to hog the limelight, with renowned sports administrator David Mutambara criticizing the soccer mother body for lack of a clear and comprehensive strategy for the game.  

Veteran Sports Administrator, Analyst and Consultant David Mutambara says to try and focus on ‘who is coach’ at this point in time is testimony enough that ZIFA is being directed by activity and not strategy.

“Am very disturbed  to be seeing people talking of who should be coac.I t only shows that ZIFA doesn’t have proper planning be it short- term or long- term strategy,”said Mr. Mutambara.

He noted that the developments in the past weeks have already piled pressure on the national coach who should by now be assessing his resources and under studying the opponents.

Mutambara added that a way forward would be for ZIFA to develop a long term winning strategy and pave the foundation of strong development.

 “At this point in time we expect the coach to be studying his players, their positions, type and style of players and more importantly our opponents,Cape Verde. ZIFA  needs to develop a long- term winning strategy and say what do we want and what should we do and when should we do it’ noted Mutambara

Although ZIFA is yet to officially announce the national team coach, the Zimbabwe  Warriors will face Cape Verde on the 10th of next month hoping to pick up from where they left off in Liberia under caretaker coach Norman Mapeza where they put up a gallant fight against the lone star by forcing a one all draw.


Mapeza was however sidelined for the warriors post which ZIFA offered to the Belgian Tom Saintfiet in a move that has provoked protest from local soccer analysts and fans alike.