The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has appointed Sunday Chidzambwa as the caretaker coach to manage the senior men’s team during the COSAFA Cup tournament to be played in South Africa beginning on the 25th of this month.
Chidzambwa, the vice chairman of the High Performance Committee (HPC), has been in charge of the Warriors in the past, leading Zimbabwe to its first ever appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2004.
He will be in charge for this specific campaign in order to reduce his workload, and that of Norman Mapeza, who led the Warriors to a victorious AFCON qualifying opener beating Liberia 3-nil at the National Sports Stadium last weekend.
Mapeza remains the interim coach in charge of the AFCON campaign which got off to a perfect start, while Wellington Mpandare continues as the team manager for the COSAFA tournament.
Appointments have also been made for the junior men’s teams with former Highlanders defender, Bekithemba Ndlovu in charge of the national U20 team, Moses Chunga, another member of HPC, has been named as the coach of the U17 side and Godfrey Tamirepi and Tafadzwa Mashiri will be in charge of the national U23 and U15 respectively.
The appointed head coaches will select assistant coaches of their own choice.
Team managers for junior teams are as follows; U23 – Kisido Matsika, U20 – Tizirayi Lupahla, U17 – Jabulani Zwangubani and U15 – Alois Bunjira.
Head coaches for women’s teams at all levels have been named, and the only holder of a CAF A coaching licence, Sithethelelwe Sibanda, will become the Mighty Warriors coach.
Charity Munemo retains her post as team manager.
Former Mighty Warriors coach, Rosemary Mugadza, is the new U20 head coach while Evelyn Rimai and Prosper Manzunga will be in charge of the U20 and U17 teams respectively.
Below is the complete list of all coaches appointed to the women’s teams.
Head coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda
1st Assistant Paddington Chinyan’anya
2nd Assistant Mebelo Njekwa
Goalkeepers’ coach Peter Nkomo
Technical Advisor Tavaka Gumbo
Head coach Rosemary Mugadza
1st Assistant Guthrie Chipuka
2nd Assistant Annie Konje
Goalkeepers’ coach Peter Mazibhera
Head Coach Evelyn Rimai
1st Assistant Langton Giwa
2nd Assistant Nomsa Tafadzwa Moyo
Goalkeepers’ Coach Ndega Matsika
Head Coach Prosper Manzunga
1st Assistant Yohannes Chikaola
2nd Assistant Alex Mudirira