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.
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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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