The Zimbabwe Football Association has confirmed football’s worst kept secret following the announcement of Joey Antipas as the Warriors coach.
The Zimbabwe national senior men’s soccer team coaching job fell vacant following the resignation of Sunday Chidzambwa.
Zifa has been appointing personnel on an ad hoc basis, and Antipas will continue leading the team on a part-time basis as well.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association executive committee has appointed Joey Antipas as the caretaker head coach of the senior men’s team until 31 December 2019,” said the association in a statement.
The two-time championship winning coach who has also coached in South Africa will be assisted by Tonderai Ndiraya and Lloyd Chitembwe.
“Under-23 coach Tonderai Ndiraya and Lloyd Chitembwe have been appointed as assistant coaches for the same period. Highlanders, Tembo Chuma is the new goalkeepers’ coach for the senior national team.”
“All members of the technical team will remain with their Premier league clubs and only serve as national team coaches when there are assignments.
“Wellington Mpandare remains the Team Manager,” reads part of the statement.
The Chicken Inn gaffer was the fans favourite for the Warriors coaching job and is sure to get institutional support when he leads the team.