Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) board member in charge of competitions, Sugar Chagonda, has become the football association’s first executive member to demand Warriors coach Zdravko “Loga” Logarusic to be sacked.
Chagonda, who is in Ethiopia as head of the delegation, was in the Bahir Dah Stadium as Loga’s men fell 1-0 to Ethiopia in a World Cup Group G qualifier on Tuesday.
In his letter to ZIFA president Felton Kamambo and fellow board members, Chagonda said the Warriors could continue to sink should ZIFA not act fast and wield the axe on the 55-year-old Croat. He wrote:
Mr President, I am sorry to say, but I wish to vehemently pursue and sustain an argument from our recent board meeting that the head coach, Zdravko Logarusic, is now a liability and an albatross on our neck.
True to your word, football has talked. Beyond the facts laid before us to the fact that the national team coach lacks basic appreciation of the game, he is too temperamental and lacks leadership skills.
The coach does not consult other members of the technical team; that is if he plans his workout because I am reliably informed his training programme does not change (he has one predictable training drill)…
The long and short of it, Mr President, my recommendation is to part ways with Mr Logarusic immediately.
Loga has been in the Warriors dugout for 14 matches and he has won only one match, a 1-0 victory over Botswana that sealed the Warriors’ qualification for the belated 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
Meanwhile, the national team returns to Harare on Thursday afternoon.