Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president Philip Chiyangwa has said the association is too broke to appoint a permanent coach for the senior men’s team and will continue employing FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza on a temporary basis.
Chiyangwa, who is also the Cosafa boss, told Standardsport yesterday that:
At the moment we have Norman Mapeza who is the acting coach, zvesubsustantive coach ndezvimwewo izvo [the issue of a substantive coach is another story]. Norman is the person I appointed myself as acting coach and he can perform the role for a year or two, there’s nothing amiss about that. We won’t be rushed into putting someone under contract because it will have other implications. Can you imagine a situation where we had appointed someone soon after parting ways with Pasuwa and he was on a $7 000 a month salary like his predecessor, how much would we have forked out by the time we play Liberia in June? Where would I get the money? So I believe we have saved something like $40 000 and that’s why we were able to make that donation to women’s football. It’s called cost benefit analysis.
ZIFA has a debt of 7 million most of it in owed salaries from former coaches.
Dr.Phillip Chiyangwa is a Zanu-PF politician, businessman, actor, socialite, football administrator and controversial personality in Zimbabwe. Chiyangwa is the current President of ZIFA and COSAFA. Read More About Philip Chiyangwa
Norman Mapeza is the current head coach of FC Platinum which plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. Mapeza is one of the most celebrated footballers to have played for the warriors. He also had a good stint with Galatasaray. Read More About Norman Mapeza
Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is the football governing body responsible for organizing all football competitions. Read More About Zimbabwe Football Association