FOLLOWING the sacking of Warriors head coach Zdravko Logasuric, the entire senior national team’s technical setup has been disbanded amid revelations that former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari would be retained.
Mwaruwari’s start to his coaching career began about a fortnight ago as third assistant coach in the Warriors technical setup with other assistants being Lloyd Chitembwe and Tonderai Ndiraya.
The 43-year-old Mwaruwari is a holder of a Uefa A coaching badge. The UEFA A Licence is one level below the UEFA Pro Licence and allows holders to be head coaches of youth teams up to age 18, reserve teams for top-flight clubs, and men’s professional second-tier clubs.
This badge enables holders to go for the UEFA Pro Licence, which is the highest coaching certification in Europe’s football management.
Logasuric had signed a two-year performance-based contract and he only managed to post a single win from 14 games that he took charge of Warriors.
There has been persistent pressure from the football stakeholders to fire Logasuric following a string of poor results in the last 18 months.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that it has amicably parted ways with senior men’s team coach Zdravko Logasuric. The decision was arrived at upon consideration by the full executive committee of all various relevant circumstances pertaining to the coach’s contract. The entire technical team has also been disbanded,” said Zifa in a statement.
Next month, Warriors are set to do battle against the Black Stars of Ghana in back-to-back tricky fixtures in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.