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Norman Mapeza Understands Our Football - Coventry

Norman Mapeza Understands Our Football - Coventry

Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation Minister, Kirsty Coventry believes local coaches are the best for the senior men’s football national team.

Coventry said appointing Croatian Zdravko Logarusic as Warriors coach keeping him in the job that long was a mistake.

She said her office only learnt at a later stage that the Croatian would come into the country when the national team had an assignment and fly out soon after.

Coventry said the appointment of FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza as Logarusic’s replacement was a step in the right direction. She said:

I think the appointment of the new coach is a move in the right direction. We really need someone who understands our game.

I might not have been a team player in my days as an athlete, but I have learnt that for anyone to be a good coach, they need to have a better understanding of the players and environment. That is something that lacked under Logarusic.

In fact, I only came to learn later that he was flying into the country a few days before an assignment, and would fly out soon after. That is not ideal. It was actually a mistake to have allowed that situation to prevail.

Now that we have Norman Mapeza, it is a step in the right direction. I hope going into the future, we will continue embracing some of our former players, and give them roles in our national team technical set-up.

We really need these former players because of their deeper understanding of the environment and style of play.

Coventry was speaking in an interview with Manica Post at the Nyanga/Mutasa Community Tournament where she was the guest at DC Mutasa Ground last week on Saturday.

More: Manica Post


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16 Comments

kim luta 3 months ago

hapana chozikanwa apa


Phillemon chamanza 5 months ago

Bhora redu remuno rakundirwadza nekuti nyangwe kukauya coach anoziva bhora zvinongodhakwa chete


Chipazi 6 months ago

In hangu personally I don't blame coaches muchly but they are also to blame though especially pavanosheedza players from outside to represent the country,those people have nothing to loose ,and to gain aswell ngatitorey local people , those who are hungry for fame n see the results,their aim will be to impress,the other team ,kana nyika ichida ma under 20 or other age groups to represent the country dzikai kuzasi kujecha kune talent this side people vana vanogona bhora variko,ngatisaitay chizivano wen matters of the country are concerned


maposa 7 months ago

Loga ngadzoke hake


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Coming soon 7 months ago

Coventry unotya kutaura chokwadi iwe unoziva panofira bhora Zim Zifa inowandirwa nema gombiro ok Coventry murungu eee huligans ,thieves and psychologically deranged pple long ago Lio Mugabe admn Zifa akaitei Rimwe hure riya Rushwaya rakaitei bhora rakafa Pana Fabbish paya kusvikira izvi zvanaka hamufi makahwina .Ma players haabhadharwi kwazvo anotambira mahara ndiyani .....Zifa is full of mysterious pple vanongonyuka kubhora kuzoba cash chete.


Baba chanana 7 months ago

Yes Madam l agree with you, but get me right every coach need to be supported, l don't know what criteria do you use to select zifa and SRC guys or do they really know their roll in football fraternity. You can hire and fire coaches but as long you did not rectify those meccz on two governing boards we are going nowhere. They don't have sports inside their hearts


Baba chanana 7 months ago

Yes Madam l agree with you, but get me right every coach need to be supported, l don't what criteria do you to select zifa and SRC guys or do they really know their roll in football fraternity. You can hire and fire coaches but as long you did not rectify those meccz on two governing boards we are going nowhere. They don't have sports inside their hearts


Makaz 7 months ago

Pasuwa ndiye atori nani bhangu uyu apana zvozikanwa ari kutadza kucoacher club yaqe chaiyo what about national team ... isai munhu kwaye apo


Frikanos 6 months ago

Pane nyaya

Tafadzwa C 6 months ago

Kkkkkkkk #Ngaapinde hake mkomana

ping 7 months ago

Time will tell


P. Matange 7 months ago

Best Normarah


Hi Kali 7 months ago

He's the best


Tanaka21 7 months ago

Norman mapeza is a failure.Pasuwa n antipass ae only local coaches who knows wat they do .

Pasi na Nomany mapeza


Frikanos 6 months ago

👿👿👿

Chokwenda manuel 7 months ago

I think local coaches shortcomings are their selection criteria. They tend to select players aligned to their respective clubs. A foreign coach selects players without due favour.



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