THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) appointments committee is expected to shortlist its recommended coaches this weekend with new appointments expected to be made next week.
The appointments committee chairman, John Stanger, told IndependentSport that the committee was meeting this week to look into the applications received from interested coaches.
“I can confirm that all the guys who were around last year have submitted their CVs and will be considered together with a few others who think they have something to contribute to our teams,” said Stanger.
“But I have to say it that there are not many guys who are qualified. Basically, we are looking at people who have done the IRB Level 3 coaching course and many of our coaches do not have that,” he added.
Stanger also revealed that applications have been received for the national Under-19 team coaching posts after the schools side qualified for an historic appearance at the IRB Youth World Cup to be played in Durban, South Africa, in April. The ZRU has come under criticism after it announced its intention to replace the Under-19s coach Reg Querl and his assistant Will Mbanga who have been with the young team for some time.
Meanwhile, it has come to our attention that senior national team coach Brighton Chivandire has not been appointed head coach at Prince Edward School as reported in last week’s IndependentSport issue. We apologise to Chivandire for the embarrassment he may have suffered and for the impact the story might have had on his career.