Breaking News: Joey Antipas named Warriors coach

By Bayethe Mhlanga

The Zimbabwe football mother body ZIFA has appointed Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas as the caretaker coach for the senior national team- the Warriors. 

The PSL winning coach will be assisted by Tonderai Ndiraya and Lloyd Chitembwe. 

Antipas’ appointment comes in after the resignation of Sunday Chidzambga who led the Warriors at the Total AFCON finals in Egypt. 

The association announced the appointments on Monday in a press statement. 

“Acting on recommendations of technical development committee, The Zimbabwe Football Association executive committee has appointed Joey Antipas as the caretaker head coach of the senior men’s team until 31 December 2019. Under-23 coach Tonderai Ndiraya and Lloyd Chitembwe have been appointed as assistant coaches for the same period,” read part of the statement. 

Highlanders, Tembo Chuma has been appointed as the new  goalkeepers’ coach for the senior national team.

“All members of the technical team will remain with their Premier league clubs and only serve as national team coaches when there are assignments. The new technical team set-up comes in following, first the resignation of Sunday Chidzambga on the eve of back to back African Nations Championship qualifiers in August, and the dissolution of an interim technical team led by Rahman Gumbo,” read the statement. 

The immediate task of the technical team is a two-legged preliminary World Cup qualifier against Somalia between 2 and 10 September 2019.

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