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Norman Mapeza Waiting On ZIFA

Norman Mapeza Waiting On ZIFA

Former Warriors coach Norman Mapeza said that he is waiting to hear from the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) on the way forward following the expiry of his contract at the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon last week.

The 49-year-old FC Platinum coach had been working on an interim basis since September last year after the sacking of Croatian coach, Zdravko Logarusic.

Speaking to The Herald, Mapeza conceded that his short-term tenure did not work out as he would have wanted.

He was in charge of eight games and won one, drew two and lost five. Mapeza said:

At the end of the day, I’m not the one who makes decisions.

When I was appointed for those last four matches of the World Cup, of course, the objective was to do well and see how we will progress. But it didn’t work according to my liking.

I thought my contract was done at the end of December but then they (ZIFA) asked me to take the team to AFCON. So the decision definitely lies with them.

We will see what is going to happen. But my wish is for whoever is going to take over, to see our football develop.

I had my opportunity and as I said, statistics don’t lie. There’s no way I’m going to say I won seven out of 10 games. Statistics are clear for everybody to see.

What I wanted to achieve didn’t happen. Everybody wanted us to go there and do well but it didn’t happen and we have to move on.

What is important now is to plan for the future of our football, especially with the national teams.

Logarusic was in charge of the Warriors at CHAN and COSAFA  tournaments where they performed poorly.

Following uninspiring performances in the Warriors’ first two 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Loga was fired.

Mapeza then took over in September 2021 but managed only one point from the last four World Cup qualifiers.

In spite of his failure to breathe life into the Warriors’ World Cup qualifying campaign, Mapeza’s contract was extended to cover the AFCON tournament in Cameroon.

More: The Herald


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25 Comments

MT 3 months ago

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results ☹️☹️


Tkt 3 months ago

@Cedisani makotowe 2-1 in favour of Mane
@Soul Jah Luv zimhanza wazvinzwa ka, shit yemwana
@BUSH_LAWYER apo ndapokana nemi kana kuverenga handina kuzo pedza, pasi nema Whitemen amuri kuda ayo, Mapeza failed but i believe he's the man of the thing, It is my WISH that SRC & ZIFA give him a mandate to take us upto the next AFCON, CHAN, WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
GO-WARRIORS-GO


Trababla 3 months ago

Unemuvono wandinawo iwe

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Hy 3 months ago

Antipas anondigonera dai vambomupa fut mkana uyo Mapeza anononoka kufunga


Bright 3 months ago

Yaaa antipas aiona game manje ktaura chokwadi record yake yaiva Nani plus ma coach ahana problem aya zifa zifa ndopasina zvinozivikanwa

Cedisani makotowe 3 months ago

Malawi yakazopedza sei game nezuro guys..lam kure guys


Bright 3 months ago

Malawi 1 Morroco 2

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

I DO NOT TAKE AWAY ANYTHING FROM COACH NORMAN MAPEZA. HE PLAYED HIS PART AND TOOK THE WARRIORS TO OUR FIFTH AFCON ATTEMPT. WE DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE LAST 16, WHICH IS THE KNOCK OUT STAGE OF THE COMPETITION.

MY PROPOSAL IS TO ASK GOVERNMENT THROUGH SRC TO PAY ATTRACTIVE SALARIES TO GOOD FOREIGN COACHES FROM EUROPEAN LEAGUES. THEN ATTACH COACH NORMAN MAPEZA AND HIS TECHNICAL TERM TO THAT EXPATRIATE COACH.

ASK SRC TO PERSUADE GOVERNMENT TO PAY THAT EXPATRIATE COACH BECAUSE ZIFA IS OUT OF MEANS TO PAY THAT EXPATRIATE COACH.

I HAVE NOTHING TO TAKE AWAY FROM OUR LOCAL COACHES. THEY HAVE TAKEN US TO AFCON TOURNAMENT FIVE TIMES NOW. WE FELL BY ROADSIDE AT THE SAME HURDLE. WE HAVE FAILED TO PROGRESS TO THE LAST 16.

THE ARRANGEMENT I HAVE PROPOSED, ZIFA DID IT WITH THE LATE REINHARD FABISCH. SUNDAY CHIDZAMBWA AND RHAMAN GUMBO WERE SECONDED TO REINHARD FABICSH. WHEN FABISCH LEFT SUNDAY CHIDZAMBWA TOOK US TO AFCON TOURNAMENT IN 2004 FOR THE FIRST TIME.

ALL IN ALL, SUNDAY CHIDZAMBWA TOOK US THERE TWICE, FALLING AT THE SAME HURDLE OF FAILING TO PROGRESS TO THE LAST 16. RHAMAN GUMBO TRIED ONCE AND FAILED AT THE SAME HURDLE. COACH PASUWA TOOK US THERE ONCE AND FELL BY THE WAYSIDE AGAIN AT THE SAME HURDLE. LATELY COACH MAPEZA TOOK US THERE AND THE NEWS IS HISTORY.

I WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT MY PROPOSAL. AT THE ONGOING AFCON, MALAWI IS AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY, BUT SURPRISED ALL AND SUNDRY BY REACHING THE LAST 16 AT THEIR FIRST ATTEMPT. THEY HAD A FOREIGN COACH.

GAMBIA WITH A POPULATION OF SLIGHTLY ABOVE 500 000 PEOPLE, CAME TO AFCON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF AN EXPATRIATE COACH AND REACHED THE LAST 16 HURDLE.

FAILURE TO ACCEPT MY FIRST PROPOSAL, I FORWARD MY SECOND PROPOSAL WHICH IS TO APPOINT NORMAN MAPEZA SUBSTANTIVELY, PERHAPS FOR TWO AFCON TOURNAMENTS FOR CONTINUITY PURPOSES.

[ GO WARRIORS GO ]

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH


Trababla 3 months ago

I like the continuity part

Rosewitta Panorira 3 months ago

Please give Mapeza another chance. @Mboko, hesi kani.


Soul jah love 3 months ago

Mpfana Bright iwewe ndoda kukumamisa chete!


Bright 3 months ago

Andikwatiswe nemi vashakabvu imi ndokwatura

Football fan 3 months ago

Malawi iritamba sei


Bright 3 months ago

1-1 57mins12secons

Live 3 months ago

Who aver says Mapeza ngaende ndine chokwadi chekuti he doesn't have any clue of what is going on football or what really is football in cz Mapeza hasiye aitamba bhora so kmuti akadyiwa zvinorevei kuronga team kwakasiyana kunoda enough time to come out with fruitful results but since Mapeza paaita couch wemaworriors haana kumbogara apiwa enough time to build the his boys dzaanovimba nadzo kungopiwa zvashata kudhara onzi gadzirisa ukatadza ur fired why ? This is the right time to give him tusk upto nxt afcons anenge awana enough time to yekuronga basa rake so kupihwa umwe mukana is the right decision we've to support all of us n Zifa iite


Bright 3 months ago

Bcz yekuchinja ma coach haa ahiite mumwe anouya ne plan yake rnofa bhora even zifa ngaive ine vanhu vakambotamba nhabvu

Tkt 3 months ago

Kkk haaa yaaa @Vybz vakomana kkkk nxt yr ngakazo gashira easy defeat yeku SVASVANGA sema gashiriro akaita defeat yamkoma Dougie


Tkt 3 months ago

@Bright
aaaaa put that blame on me bro, its a mistake on my part, i know we are on the same desk with you, SORRY mkoma

very true vakoma pane maIDENTITY thieves pano bt vakawanda ndaku ziva gramma dzavo kkkk


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

PAMBERI NE ZANU PF pasi me yellow fever pasi n CCC


Matrix 3 months ago

Let's keep faith with Mapeza. It's a learning curve.


Tkt 3 months ago

@Bright you are so confused like a cockroach in a milk's jar wazvinzwa- ndiyo problem yenyu vanhu vechiCCC chenyucho
just yesterday waiti Mapeza ngaaende tichiti ngavamupe imwe contract, kkk saka uri papi chaipo iwe bhambi iwe


Bright 3 months ago

This platform munhu anokwanisa ktora zita woto nyora zvaanoda

Bright 3 months ago

Inini Maya wakapotsa kuona andisapote zvisina basa zvana chamisa izvo kwana wanzwa mkanwa munonhuwa

Bright 3 months ago

Mupei henyu another contract bcz yekuchinja ma coach ka inouraya bhora iyoyo


philimon 3 months ago

Rovai pasi vaMapeza hapana chekumirira hant makarohwa here saka muchadei



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