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Gorowa still to submit much awaited report

WARRIORS coach Ian Gorowa last week failed to submit a technical report for the doomed two-legged Afcon qualifier against Tanzania.

BY MICHAEL MADYIRA

This further throws the coach’s future into uncertainty after he led the Warriors to the worst ever Afcon qualifying campaign. Zifa were expecting Gorowa to submit his report last week but the South Africa-based coach has suddenly gone silent.

He could not be reached for comment yesterday.

In 13 competitive matches he was in charge of the Warriors, Gorowa managed four wins, six draws and three losses.

Zifa communications officer Xolisani Gwesela professed ignorance on the report. “We have not seen the report as yet,” said Gwesela.

While Gorowa failed to submit his report, it has also emerged that most members of the eight-member High Performance Technical Committee appointed by Zifa are yet to respond to their appointments.

Zifa board member and chairman of the committee John Phiri was yesterday not certain when the committee would meet to provide recommendations on the coach.

“Some of the guys have not yet responded to the appointments,” said Phiri. “Maybe we will meet in the next two weeks.”

One member of the committee was in the dark on when they would meet and deliberate on the Warriors technical team.

“John Phiri is supposed to call the meeting as the chairman, so we are just waiting to hear from him. When I received a letter of appointment I was told that our first meeting was supposed to take place last Wednesday but nothing like that happened,” he said.

Another member echoed the same sentiments. “As the high performance committee, we have not yet met and we do not know when we will meet. We only received letters of appointment from Zifa and we have not received any report from Ian Gorowa.”

Zifa appear not to be treating the Afcon qualifier defeat as much a disaster as the rest of the nation does and business at the mother body also appears to have ground to a standstill in the absence of president Cuthbert Dube, his deputy Omega Sibanda and chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze who are all in Brazil.

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