The appointment of the substantive senior national soccer team has been a hot potato. Zifa are still to appoint the candidate for the biggest coaching job in the country. Below we reproduce the views of the fans who reacted to our sport comment entitled “Zifa must appoint Warriors coach now.”
I think the national team should be taken seriously like any other national issue. Zifa must appoint a good coach, good enough to take us somewhere.
Is Zifa blind that they cannot see what Ghana is doing? No to Mhlauri (Charles), no to Mhofu (Sunday Chidzambwa) or Madinda (Ndlovu).
Find a coach with successful record, not anything like Valinhos. All the above guys have done their part. A national team’s salary must be included in the National Budget. Baba La
It’s a pity whenever there are elections for Zifa posts only a few misguided people – the so called councilors vote. They don’t have football at heart. Harare
A coach’s job is always temporary as they can be fired any time depending on the results. Taku Shariwa.
I feel pity for you (NewsDay) because you are just rubbing salt on wounds that will never heal . Zifa is a village without a headman. Rooney
Zifa should take the fans seriously, they promised us that a new coach should have been appointed before 2011 but up to now we are seeing no action on the issue. Can they explain to the nation why they frustrated Nomara (Norman Mapeza) and only to replace him with someone whose club fought relegation (Madinda Ndlovu)? Please, a more serious approach is needed before it’s too late. Benedict (Bindura)
Zifa must appoint a coach with pedigree and traceable references. Zifa must appoint someone who is committed to his profession and to the national team.
The coach must be a master of actual football strategies and a true leader, motivator and instructor.
He must be a dynamic communicator, one who can transfer enthusiasm to players.
Zimbabwe is a big footballing nation in African terms, thus, whether local or foreign, the coach must be sufficiently qualified.
Zifa must appoint that person now so that he plans for the next two important qualifiers, Afcon 2012 and WC 2014. Lazarus Sauti