‘Warriors coach concerned more with selfies than coaching’
Zimbabwe’s national football team is flying rudderless amid reports that players and the technical team are dumbstruck at the conduct of Warriors coach Zdravko Logarušić to the point of questioning his ability to rally the team to one cause.
Sources say the coach’s “unbearable need to take selfies and pictures with the team’s stars has become a huge turn off.”
“Yesterday, as our first training session in Algeria was nearing an end, the Warriors’ manager (Wellington Mpandare) shouted that it is five minutes left, the coach then stopped training and instructed a ZIFA official to take a group picture,” said a player.
“In Malawi during the pre-match warm up he video-called his family and to show them that he was with Marvelous Nakamba. We are here for battle but it doesn’t seem like that to everyone.”
Players have also questioned the Croat’s tactics and selection, with players unsure of how they will line up against the Desert Foxes.
His assistant’s Lloyd Chitembwe and Tonderayi Ndiraya appear to have no say in the running of the team.
They are said to have been told by Loga not to say a word because “I am in charge.”
A former player who has experienced the chaos that often rocks the national team, however, was not losing hope of Zimbabwe upstaging Algeria.
“With what is on the ground a positive result seems farfetched. Many betting people will bet against Zimbabwe losing by at least a two goal margin,” he said.
“However, in previous encounters when there has been no structure or direction and things are not in order sometimes that saves as a motivation to perform.”