The Zimbabwe Football Association has indicated that it is financially handicapped to recruit a foreign coach whose salaries will definitely higher compared to those of a local coach.
This comes when the association is still looking for a coach for the senior men, the Warriors, a post which fell vacant following the resignation of Sunday Chidzambwa following the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
ZIFA Technical and Development Committee chairman Bryton Malandule told The Herald that they had received 14 applications from Eastern Europe and only one domestic. Malandule added:
Resources permitting, we want that coach who can add extra value to the quality that we already have in the calibre of our players. But we will obviously be guided by our finances.
As you know, foreign coaches don’t come cheap. Their salaries are usually pegged high up there and we should be able to meet his wage bill.
The Herald reports that Joey Antipas is likely to be hired for the job. Malandule’s remarks come when Zimbabwe has had clashes with coaches before over failure to pay them their salaries thereby attracting sanctions from FIFA.
More: The Herald