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Nyatanga blasts Zifa


The swift reaction by Dynamos to appoint Lloyd Mutasa as the coach 48 hours after the resignation of Elvis Chiweshe has ignited disparagement directed towards the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) for failing to appoint a substantive coach.

The condemnation came from the Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association who felt that Zifa should take a cue from Dynamos and take the appointment of the Warriors coach seriously.

Vice president Eddie “Mboma” Nyatanga said: “We want to congratulate Dynamos for their swift appointment of a new coach after the departure of Chiweshe.

“Unfortunately for Zifa they don’t see it that way and continue to hold the nation to ransom by keeping us in suspense on who will be the next Warriors coach.
“We are tired of being told lies by these people and the sooner they appoint a coach the better.

“If Zifa feel that Madinda Ndlovu (caretaker coach) is the best then they should appoint him as substantive coach now so that there is focus in the team.
Why do they keep procrastinating over such an important matter?

“The last time they told us that they would be appointing a coach before Christmas, but Christmas has since passed and we have no coach to talk about. It’s time Cuthbert Dube and his team showed some seriousness on national issues.”

Dube could not be reached for comment yesterday but the Zifa boss last week said they would appoint a full time coach to replace Belgian Tom Saintfiet before the African Cup Championships scheduled for Sudan in February.

Zifa have confirmed that they are chasing top-of-the-list Charles Mhlauri and Botswana-based Rahman Gumbo as replacements for Saintfiet.

Saintfiet failed to secure the requisite work permit after he assumed work without the official papers and was deported from the country days before the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Cape Verde on October 10.

The Warriors drew 0-0 to leave them precariously on third position behind Cape Verde and Mali. Liberia anchor the group.

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