Thursday Dec 14, 2017. 12:30
The Zimbabwean Football Association has appointed Sunday Chidzambwa as coach of the national team, replacing Kalisto Pasuwa.
Chidzambwa has been tasked with leading the Warriors to the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.
ZIFA announced that the former Warriors skipper would take over the position that has been vacant since last year when Pasuwa’s contract was not renewed.
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A number of coaches have occupied the position on an interim basis, including Chidzambwa, who led the team to COSAFA Cup success this year, Norman Mapeza and Wilson Mutekede.
Chidzambwa had been briefly jobless after his contract with Castle Lager Premier Soccer League side ZPC Kariba was not renewed at the end of the season.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Sunday Chidzambwa as the substantive senior men’s national team coach with immediate effect, on a one-year performance-based contract,” said ZIFA.
“The association is confident that the coming-in of Chidzambga, Zimbabwe’s most successful coach, will steer the Warriors towards the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations finals, as he has no club football distractions.
“ZIFA, on its part, will endeavour to provide all the necessary support to ensure success for the Warriors. We wish him all the best on his full-time return to the Warriors fold.”
After leading the side to COSAFA glory in South Africa, Chidzambwa was rewarded with another stint as coach during the Chan qualifiers months later, but they failed to qualify.