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Zifa board to meet Friday to discuss Warriors coach Pasuwa's resignation
06/08/2015 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter

THE Zifa board is scheduled to meet in Harare Friday over the resignation of Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa.

Pasuwa resigned from his post this week citing Zifa’s failure to pay him outstanding salaries and allowances since he was appointed Warriors coach last year.

However, despite facing a serious financial crisis, Zifa wants to persuade the coach to rethink his move.

John Phiri, the Zifa board member who is also the chairman of the High Performance Committee - an arm of Zifa tasked with recommending coaches to the board - confirmed the meeting Thursday.

“I can confirm that the board will meet on Friday to discuss Pasuwa’s resignation," he said.

"More details will be given to you after the meeting but of course everyone feels he should continue as coach.

"The problem is the issue of payment for the coach but there is no doubting his capabilities as coach.

"He has done the nation proud and the general feeling is that money has to be sought to pay him so that he continues with his job."

The former Dynamos coach was also doubling up as coach of the Young Warriors whom he led to the All-Africa Games to be held in Congo Brazaville next month at the expense of African football giants Cameroon.

Pasuwa had quit the Young Warriors before they regrouped for the decisive Under-23 African Championship qualifier against South Africa because of continued failure by Zifa to pay him his dues.

He is owed nearly $10,000 in salaries and allowances since his appointment to the post.

The Warriors coach later agreed to lead the team to South Africa after he was persuaded by the players.

However, Pasuwa said he would quit the job even if he were to win against South Africa and qualify for the eight-nation tournament to be held in Senegal in December which will serve as the qualifiers for the Brazil Olympics.

The Young Warriors were eventually defeated 3-0 to bow out on a 4-1 aggregate defeat after they had been held to a 1-1 draw at home.

The defeat to South Africa was Pasuwa’s only loss in all the competitive matches he has presided over since being installed coach of the Warriors last year.


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