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Hunt for technical advisor still on

Staff Writer

THE hunt for a technical advisor for the national soccer team is still on, with the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) insisting Warriors coach Sunday Marimo had agreed with the move.

Zifa vice chairman Wyatt Mpofu, who is also responsible for national teams, yesterday said a technical advisor would be appointed soon and that recent meetings with Marimo had shown that the head coach was in agreement.

“We will appoint a technical advisor soon. The process to find one is still continuing,” said Mpofu.

“We can’t give a time frame but I can assure you it will be soon. As far as we are concerned, Marimo has in recent meetings expressed a willingness to have a technical advisor. We have been discussing with him and he agrees with our position. I don’t know where these reports that he has threatened to resign are coming from.”

Marimo was quoted in the media recently as saying that he would resign if Zifa appointed a technical advisor. Efforts to contact him yesterday were unsuccessful.

Sources at Zifa revealed that Marimo was recently called to meetings by the Zifa board to discuss the issue of a technical advisor, on which the two parties were said to be in agreement.

A decision to drop Marimo’s two assistants – Rahman Gumbo and Brenna Msiska – was also adopted. Only one assistant coach would be needed to make a three-man technical team that would include a technical advisor.

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