Warriors gaffer Callisto Pasuwa has resigned from his post as head coach.
Pasuwa, who had indicated his intention to resign before the under 23’s game against South Africa, says he does not want to take the nation for granted and is fed up with the retrogressive attitudes shown by the Zimbabwe Football Association.
Pasuwa however said he committed himself to fulfilling Saturday’s final qualifier against South Africa as solidarity with his boys and his exit is due to the fact that he feels he is no longer needed by ZIFA.
“The players asked me to come that is why I had to come and take up the position, but I feel ZIFA does not want me because they have not been able to attend to any of their several promises they made me and my manager.
“That is why I am saying maybe it’s good for me to stop now. I have done my best with the team,” he said.
Pasuwa appears not to be the only one frustrated by ZIFA, with Zimbabweans in Pietermaritzburg also blaming the football institution for the Young Warriors’ failure to qualify after a 3-nil loss to Amagluglug.
The Young Warriors succumbed to two quick goals and were 2-nil down by the 8th minute before Keagan Dolly made it 3-nil in the 90th minute to see South Africa qualify for Senegal’s U23 Africa Championships finals on a 4-1 aggregate score.