Bekithemba Ndlovu, Mandla Mpofu and Melusi Sibanda who are all part of Highlanders Technical Team and 7 other Bulawayo based coaches were appointed to national team duties, the Chronicle reports.
When ZIFA announced the coaches for all representative men’s and women’s national teams, it emerged that:
Bosso 90 coach Sibanda will be assistant in the Under-15 technical team headed by legendary former Zimbabwe Saints and national team hitman Agent Sawu, while Mpofu will assist Tonderayi Ndiraya in the Under-23 squad and Ndlovu will deputise Philani Ncube in the Under-20 national side.
ZIFA announced that it had finalised national team coaches appointments and said:
We have finalised the list of coaches for all our representative national teams. Maybe for the avoidance of any doubt, I will name coaches that were recommended by the technical and development committee and subsequently approved by the Zifa executive committee. As you are aware, for the senior team our head coach is Logarušic, assisted by Lloyd Chitembwe and Ndiraya. The goalkeepers’ coach is South Africa-based Pernell McKop, with Tembo Chuma on standby in the event that McKop will not be available.
To ensure that we have continuity in our national teams, the Under-23 coach automatically comes into the senior team as an assistant. Even in the Under-23 squad, we have our Under-20 coach as an assistant. Our Under-17 coach Tafadzwa Mashiri will be one of the Under-20 assistant coaches. Mike Madzivanyika and Sawu will be Mashiri’s assistants in the Under-17s. Hope Bera will be in charge of the Under-15 goalkeeping department in which James Mohala is one of the assistant coaches
Meanwhile, Twitter Kings Gaffer Thulani Sibanda was appointed the Women’s Under-17 head coach and Nomsa Moyo, will assist Mugadza in the Under-20 women’s side.
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