The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) technical committee has reportedly settled for Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas to take over as Warriors coach following the resignation of Sunday Chudzambga last month.
Antipas will be assisted by current Warriors caretaker coach Rahman Gumbo and Young Warriors and Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya.
Agent Sawu is tipped to replace Wellington Mpandare as the senior national team manager, while Highlanders goalkeepers’ coach Tembo Chuma takes over from Brenna Msiska.
The Chronicle was informed of the imminent appointments by its source who is said to be privy to the developments. Said the source:
The guys met on Saturday in Bulawayo and considered a number of names, local and foreign, but in the end, they settled for Antipas. Some wanted a foreign coach but financial issues came into focus.
While refusing to name any names, Committee chairperson and Zifa board member Bryton Malandule told the publication that they met and decided on a local name. He said:
Look it’s only proper that we follow due process before rushing to the media. I will be forwarding the recommended name to the board which will then make an announcement next week after having also formally consulted the person. It’s a local name though so be patient and allow us to complete all the formalities.
Antipas told the Chronicle that he was not aware of ZIFA’s interest but revealed that for him, it is an honour to be linked with the national team job.