Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says there is no money to pay a substantive national team coach. This means FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza will continue on a caretaker basis.
“At the moment we have Norman Mapeza who is the acting coach, zvesubsustantive coach ndezvimwewo izvo [the issue of a substantive coach is another story],” Chiyangwa said.
“Norman is the person I appointed myself as acting coach and he can perform the role for a year or two, there’s nothing amiss about that. We won’t be rushed into putting someone under contract because it will have other implications.”
“Can you imagine a situation where we had appointed someone soon after parting ways with Pasuwa and he was on a $7 000 a month salary like his predecessor, how much would we have forked out by the time we play Liberia in June?
“Where would I get the money? So I believe we have saved something like $40 000 and that’s why we were able to make that donation to women’s football. It’s called cost benefit analysis,” he said.
“Last year we had to give Pasuwa a contract because we had the pressure of the impending Afcon tournament. This year we don’t have any pressure like last year or the year before. You need to understand these things so that you can also appreciate that you can’t just keep a coach
when you have only two assessments per year.