Thursday Mar 09, 2017. 13:30
FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza says he has not been approached by ZIFA for the Zimbabwean national team coaching job.
The Warriors legend dropped a hint that he is willing to take another shot at the Warriors job as the football association is looking to hire Kalisto Pasuwa's replacement.
However, the Warriors job has also attracted interest from foreign coaches, but cashflow constraints could force ZIFA to go for an indigenous coach and Mapeza has emerged as the leading candidate on ZIFA’s wish list.
The former Zimbabwe skipper is one of many coaches that also include, among others, Charles Mhlauri, Rahman Gumbo, Madinda Ndlovu and Ian Gorowa who are still owed salary arrears by ZIFA from their time at the helm of the Warriors.
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Speaking to the News Day website, Mapeza said he was yet to be approached by ZIFA, but would be willing to listen to them.
“I have not been approached by ZIFA. If they approach me we will talk, but I cannot comment at this stage because no one has spoken to me about it,” said Mapeza.
On the other hand, sources close to the former Galatasaray defender also said Mapeza would consider taking up the job if offered depending on certain guarantees.
“He had issues with the past administration, but the Warriors job still interests him, but there would have to be a lot of compromising from both sides if he is to come back, as he already has a stable job at FC Platinum which he might not want to relinquish,” revealed a source.
Other coaches that ZIFA might be considering include former Warriors mentor Sunday Chidzambwa, Joey Antipas, Caps United’s Lloyd Chitembwe as well as Bruce Grobbelaar