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26/06/2014 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
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THE ZIFA High Performance Technical Committee has extended the deadline for Warriors coach Ian “Dibango” Gorowa to submit his much-awaited Africa Cup of Nations campaign report to early next month.

This was revealed by the committee’s vice chairperson, former Warriors coach and legend Gibson Homela.

The Committee met at the ZIFA Village and Conference Centre on Wednesday to discuss the technical aspects of football especially the national teams.

These include the Warriors who took part in the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers but lost 3-2 on aggregate to Tanzania and the Mighty Warriors who failed to qualify for the 2014 African Women’s Championships after losing 2-0 on aggregate to Zambia.

While the Warriors failed in the preliminary round stages, the Mighty Warriors were just a step away from the Women’s Championships finals as theirs was a final qualifier against Zambia with the winner advancing to the tournament in Namibia in October.

Rosemary Mugadza and Ian Gorowa are the Mighty Warriors and Warriors coaches respectively and the committee will look at their reports to establish what went wrong and come up with possible solutions and recommendations.

“We met (Wednesday) in anticipation that Gorowa had submitted his report, but we were surprised to be told that despite concerted efforts by the ZIFA secretariat, Gorowa had not yet submitted his report,” said Homela on Zifa’s website.

“We all agreed to extend the deadline for the submission of the report to the 4th of July 2014, after which we will then deliberate and produce a report with recommendations to the ZIFA board.”

Under-20 coach Jairos Tapera whose team played in the Cosafa Youth Championships in Lesotho last year and Rosemary Mugadza have always been submitting their reports.

Homela also revealed that they were keen to examine all CVs for technical members of all national teams and come up with recommendations.

“We need to look at all CVs and professional certificates for technical members of the national teams. We need to know their expertise and qualifications and this will enable us to draw meaningful recommendations.’’

The Committee is chaired by ZIFA Board Member responsible for development, the legendary John Phiri.

Other members of this committee include other legends Misheck Chidzambwa, Gibson Homela, Charles “Raw Meat’’ Sibanda and Cosmas “Tsano” Zulu.


Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association chairman Bheki Nyoni also sits on the committee together with ZIFA Technical Director Maxwell Takaendesa, former Zifa board member competitions Benedict Moyo, former Fifa referee Wilfred Mukuna and ZIFA Coaches administrator Mike Ngore.

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