Committee to decide on Gorowa


WARRIORS coach Ian Gorowa’s future continued to be bogged in uncertainty as Zifa has shelved negotiations to formalise his employment.

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His future as Warriors coach now lies in the hands of an eight-member high-performance technical team led by Warriors legend and 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 handed a chance to take the Warriors job up permanently last year on a contract with about $5 000 monthly salary, but took time to finalise as he hoped to negotiate for a better package.

Some sources said Gorowa wanted to see how he was going to perform first in the two matches that he had been in charge 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 would have used the results to bargain for more money in his contract, but things did not go as anticipated,” the source said.

Gorowa had met Zifa to finalise on the deal after the latest disaster.

Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze said the board had since appointed the committee which would be responsible for recommending coaches for national teams.

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 started work.

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.