Former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari has been appointed assistant Warriors coach ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals scheduled to take place in Cameroon in January and February.
Mwaruwari joins Mandla Mpofu and Taurai Mangwiro as head coach Norman Mapeza’s assistants and is set to be in Harare today.
ZIFA acting chief executive officer and spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela confirmed the development. He said:
Mwaruwari is now one of our assistant coaches and is expected to be part of the AFCON finals preparations.
The 30-man provisional Warriors squad will begin training on 23 December in Harare and the final 23 players will be selected on 31 December.
Mwaruwari, a former Jomo Cosmos, Auxerre, Manchester City and Portsmouth striker, was initially appointed one of the three assistants during the World Cup qualifiers when Croatian Zdravko Logarusic was head coach.
He was left out of the Warriors technical team when Mapeza was named head on an interim basis to take charge of Zimbabwe’s final World Cup qualifiers.