Mangwiro for Zifa post

“We cannot donate points again. We need to redeem ourselves after we dropped crucial points last week at home. We have another opportunity at home and must have drawn some lessons from last week’s defeat. But against Chicken Inn, we are not going to dwell much on the loss to Tsholotsho. Everyone is raring to go,” Head coach Taurai Mangwiro

CAPS United coach Taurai Mangwiro is one of the applicants for the vacant Zifa technical director post.

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The post fell vacant after Nelson Matongorere was fired in January for illegally voting in the Ballon D’Or.

Though Mangwiro is tightlipped about his interest, StandardSport has it on good authority that the gaffer, one of the highest qualified coaches in the country has set his eyes on the job. Other applicants include former Zifa board member competitions Benedict Moyo and former national team coach Gibson Homela.

But the two are highly likely to fall by the wayside as they are over 50-years-old, the age cap set for candidates. Zifa staffer Mike Ngore has also tendered his application.

Zimbabwe Coaches Association chairman Bhekimpilo Nyoni is said to have been advised to apply and is mulling doing so. The successful candidate is expected to commence work on May 1 after next week’s interview.

Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said they will only announce the names of the successful candidate.

“The closing date for applications is April 17 (Thursday) and interviews would be conducted the following week. We will only be able to make public the name of the person who would have been successful,” he said.

Nyoni was, however, not available to confirm while Mangwiro denied ever making an application.