Gumbo’s Warriors Job Under Threat

Word doing rounds within the football fraternity is that Zifa are in fact in favour of a foreign coach taking over the job and have already approached a few individuals including Caps United coach Sean Connor.

Gumbo does not have a contract with Zifa and was appointed on an interim basis following the departure of Norman Mapeza who was suspended in the wake of the Asiagate investigations.

Although he has guided the Warriors to the final qualifying round of the Africa Cup of Nations where the Warriors will play Angola, Gumbo has unfortunately not been a favourite of the fans some of whom pelted him with missiles following a 1-0 World Cup defeat to Guinea.

The head of the Zifa secretariat, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed  the football bosses are having a meeting Saturday to look at the issue of a substantive national coach.

He says they want a coach on a long term contract who will take care of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Cup as well as the remaining part of the 2014 World Cup campaign.

Zimbabwe will play Angola in two matches to decide who will go to South Africa for the finals and also have four matches in the road to the 2014 World Cup, two against Egypt, and one each against Guinea and Mozambique which will be played next year.

Zimbabwe has a series of matches lined up to prepare for the Angolan assignment. They meet Zambia on August 8 and then play Uganda, Ethiopia, and Rwanda in a four team tournament.