Jun 18, 2024

Former Orlando Pirates mentor interested in the Zimbabwean Coaching Vacancy


The former Orlando Pirates Jozef Zinbbauer has reportedly shown interest on the vacant post of the Zimbabwean National Football Team Head Coach.

Following the sacking of Zdravko Logarusic who led the Warriors in the recent 2022 World Cup Qualification matches and produced poor results as they drew against Bafana Bafana in the opening fixture of the campaign and lost against Ethiopia in their second fixture of the campaign. These poor results led to the Croatian being sacked as the head Coach along with his three Assistants, Logarusic took charge of the Warriors in February 2020.

The Zimbabwean Football Association appointed Norman Mapeza as an interim replacement for Logarusic earlier this month. Mapeza is familiar with the Warriors as he is being appointed as an interim Coach for the 5th time, having also played as a defender for the National team.

Mapeza is regarded lucky when it comes to qualifying for big tournaments. His first task as an interim Coach will be against Ghana in back-to-back clashes for the World Cup Qualifiers in October before meeting with Bafana Bafana and Ethiopia in the second leg of the campaign.

However, the ZFA is reportedly looking for a permanent coach before the start of the African Cup of Nations next year. Reports from Bulawayo 24 reveals that there are several coaches who are interested on taking the Full-time coaching post and the former Orlando Pirates mentor Josef Zinbbauer is reportedly one of them.

Zinnbauer has been a free agent after stepping down as the Orlando Pirates mentor following poor results, the German tactician has helped the Sea Robbers end their six-year trophy drought by winning the MTN8 title last season.

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