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Zim Appoint Interim Coach For Bafana & Lesotho Ties

An interim coach will be in charge of Zimbabwe when they face Bafana Bafana and Lesotho next month.

ZIFA are currently in negotiations with a yet-to-be-named head coach candidate, but with key World Cup qualifiers set to take place, the organisation has confirmed that Jairos Tapera, their former U20 national coach and coach of Manica Diamonds, will lead the team for the June qualifiers.

Tapera will also lead Zimbabwe at the Cosafa Cup tournament.

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“Following the purposeful and expansive process conducted by the ZIFA Normalisation Committee to appoint a substantive Head Coach for our senior men’s national team, my committee and I are pleased to announce that the process has reached its finalization,” the statement read.

“However, due to ongoing discussions with the selected candidate, we are unable to make the necessary announcement at this stage.

“Given that our World Cup qualifiers versus Lesotho and South Africa are imminent, the delay in the conclusion of this appointment has necessitated the appointment of an interim coaching team that will take charge of our two FIFA World Cup Qualifiers as well as the COSAFA Senior Men’s Tournament that starts immediately after these qualifiers.

“This will assist the ZIFA Normalisation Committee to conclude the substantive appointment of the Head Coach of the senior Men’s national team meticulously, thoroughly, and successfully.

“Therefore, the ZIFA Normalisation Committee is pleased to announce the appointment, on an interim basis, of: Jairos Tapera – Head Coach; Takesure Chiragwi – Assistant Coach; Saul Chaminuka – Assistant Coach; Sunday Chidzambwa – Technical Advisor.

“This team will take charge of the senior men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Lesotho and South Africa and will also lead the team into the COSAFA Men’s Tournament immediately after these assignments. We have full confidence they will ably lead the team. It is our hope that the nation will rally behind the team and unite to achieve the success we all so dearly desire.”

Having picked up just two points from their opening two World Cup Qualifying matches, The Warriors will gun for maximum points when they host Likuena on Friday, June 7, before taking on South Africa at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, June 11.

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