The team is made up of head coach Rosemary Mugadza, Maxwell Tapfumaneyi Jonga (technical adviser), two assistant coaches Langton Giwa, and Prosper Manzungu as well as goalkeeper’s coach, Gift Kagogoda. Zifa’s director of development, Klause Pagels has also been roped in to assist.
This is the biggest coaching set up ever in Zimbabwean football history, surpassing even the circus of 1995 when Zifa appointed four coaches for the Warriors made up of two German nationals team director Rudi Gutendorf and technical adviser Reinhard Fabisch, Sunday Marimo now Chidzambwa and Gibson Homela.
However, Zifa acting Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze maintained that Mugadza was the coach of the squad.
‘Mugadza is in charge of the squad. She will pick the team and is responsible for the substitutions. She has the final say,’ said Mashingaidze.
The Zifa supremo added that their main objective is to see the team qualify for the All Africa Games adding that Jongwe and Pagels were only there to give technical advise and not to coach the side.
The Mighty Warriors take on Zambia’s Chipolopolo over the weekend. They lead the tie 1-0 following their victory in the first leg at Rufaro Stadium two weeks ago, and now need only a draw to progress to the next stage. The winners of this tie will meet Angola for that vital place at the All Africa Games to be held in Mozambique in September.tap