Former Warriors coach, Sunday Chidzambga’s resignation on Wednesday has been received with joy by some football fans.
Chidzambga quit the national team abruptly, leaving soccer pundits dumbfounded. He had signed a new deal barely 48 hours before he dropped the bombshell.
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However, speaking to Post Sport, Warriors fans said that the humiliation in Egypt was high noon for “Mhofu”. A fan, Tafadzwa Moyo said:
It was long overdue. The team performed poorly but for him to resign two days after naming the provisional squad for the CHAN qualifier against Mauritius makes no sense at all.
He should have resigned while he was in Egypt and allowed his successor to name the players he wants to work with.
He is a failure. He should not have named the CHAN squad if he knew he was going to resign.
Another Warriors fan, Marlene Takaidza opined that Chidzambga had to go home to rest. She said:
Sunday must go home and rest. What do we expect from a 67- year old man? Warriors did not do well under his tutelage. He is too old to coach. Football is dynamic. Zifa must give opportunities to young coaches like Norman Mapeza.
Tenax FC goalkeepers’ coach Eddy Jewu told the Post that Mhofu always failed to produce the desired results. He said:
The coach has tried his level best over the years, failing to survive group stage each time Zimbabwe qualified for AFCON when he was in the driving seat.
When it comes to coaching trying is not good enough, you have to do it(results). The old school approach has been his weakness which couldn’t yield good results and performance.
But kudos to the old man for work done so far given the pathetic welfare of players, unfriendly football environment and bad administration.
I feel sorry for our national team coaches.