Zifa crit­i­cised for ap­point­ing prac­tis­ing PSL coaches in HPC

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

ZIFA have been crit­i­cised for ap­point­ing prac­tis­ing coaches into the as­so­ci­a­tion’s High Per­for­mance Com­mit­tee with one critic say­ing the coaches could be com­pro­mised.

A Premier League club of­fi­cial, who asked not to be named said it was folly for the as­so­ci­a­tion to have prac­tis­ing coaches as ad­vi­sors to the na­tional teams’ coaches as some of them might ac­tu­ally be in­ter­ested in the same job.

“Na­tional team coaches must not feel un­der pres­sure when se­lect­ing play­ers but in a case where you have prac­tis­ing coaches be­ing mem­bers of the High Per­for­mance Com­mit­tee, na­tional team coaches might be un­der pres­sure to select play­ers from teams of those in the com­mit­tee,” said the of­fi­cial.

Zifa on Thurs­day an­nounced a seven- mem­ber High Per­for­mance Com­mit­tee chaired by as­so­ci­a­tion vice pres­i­dent Omega Sibanda.

The other mem­bers of the com­mit­tee are Sun­day Chidzambwa — Vice Chair­per­son, In­no­cent Chogugudza, Rah­man Gumbo, Moses Chunga, Masimba Chi­howa and Zifa tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Tau­rayi Mang­wiro.

Con­tacted for a com­ment, Sibanda said it was un­for­tu­nate that the as­so­ci­a­tion was be­ing crit­i­cised as they be­lieved the ap­pointed in­di­vid­u­als were all men of high in­tegrity who had the qual­i­ties to change the face of Zim­bab­wean foot­ball.

“We came up with the best we can have at the present mo­ment and we have been do­ing some se­ri­ous con­sul­ta­tions hence those names. They are men of in­tegrity and we be­lieve we are go­ing to change the face of foot­ball, we are win­ners and we won’t fail,” said Sibanda.

He said they came up with peo­ple who can an­a­lyse the game and prof­fer sound tac­ti­cal ad­vice to na­tional teams coaches.

“In any event who is not em­ployed that peo­ple feel de­serves to be in the com­mit­tee?” said Sibanda.

High Per­for­mance Com­mit­tee: Omega Sibanda — Chair­per­son, Sun­day Chidzambwa — Vice Chair, In­no­cent Chogugudza, Rah­man Gumbo, Moses Chunga, Masimba Chi­howa, Tau­rayi Mang­wiro

Omega Sibanda

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