WARRIORS coach Ian Goro-wa’s future continues to be bogged down by uncertainty as Zifa has shelved negotiations to formalise his employment.
BY BRIAN NKIWANE
His future as Warriors coach now lies in the hands of an eight-member High Performance Technical Team led by Warriors legend and Zifa board member John Phiri.
The other members of the committee include Charles Sibanda, Cosmas Zulu, Beki Nyoni, Gibson Homela, Misheck Chidzambwa, Mike Ngore and the new Zifa technical director Takaendesa Jongwe.
According to sources within Zifa, Gorowa was last year given a chance to take up the Warriors job permanently on a contract with about US$5 000 monthly salary but took time to sign the contract.
Some sources said Gorowa wanted to see how he was going to perform first in the two matches that he was in charge of recently where he failed to beat Tanzania to progress to the next stage of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“If he had won, he could have used the results to bargain for more money in his contract, but things did not go as anticipated,” said the source.
Gorowa got the shock of his life last week after he was told that negotiations had been shelved and he was required to submit a detailed report on the two matches against Tanzania to the technical committee.
Gorowa had met Zifa to finalise on the deal after the disaster.
Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze said the board had since appointed the committee which was now responsible for recommending coaches for national teams.
“Zifa board has since appointed a High Performance Technical Committee which is now responsible for recommendations. The committee will recommend coaches to all national teams including the senior national team headed by Gorowa. As for his contract, Zifa president [Cuthbert Dube] is the best person to address that,” Mashingaidze said.
He added: “Gorowa is expected to submit his report this week so that the technical committee can also look at it and make recommendations.”
Mashingaidze said all national teams would have new technical structures as soon as the committee starts work.
“We are going to have new structures at all our national teams. Changes are coming and people should be ready.”
In 2012, then Warriors coach Rahman Gumbo was asked to submit a report after a dismal show and he went on to lose his job. It remains to be seen whether Gorowa is going to be spared the chop.
Dube’s mobile phone went unanswered yesterday. Mashingaidze said Dube was preparing to leave for the Fifa World Cup 2014 official opening in Brazil this week.