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ZIFA Apologize to Reinstated Coach Pasuwa for 'Firing Mishap'

  • Gibbs Dube

Reinstated ... Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa. (Photo: ZIFA website)

Reinstated ... Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa. (Photo: ZIFA website)

The Zimbabwe Football Association has apologized to Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa for firing him with no reasons to back their decision.

In a statement newly elected ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa apologized “for the mishap” that has seen the Warriors break camp after only three days of training.

Chiyangwa also apologized to Pasuwa’s manager Gibson Mahachi, who was accused of double standards as one of the reasons for Pasuwa’s short-lived departure.

Reports say Pasuwa is refusing to take up the post until he is given a written contract.

Chiyangwa said the association "will inevitably render him necessary support as he prepares for the 2016 CHAN finals.

“We are very confident that his wonderful exploits will bring success and glory to our football loving nation.”

Zimbabwe are in group D alongside Zambia, Mali and Uganda in the CHAN tournament.

ZIMBABWE 2016 PROVISIONAL CHAN TEAM (SOURCE: ZIFA WEBSITE)

GOALKEEPERS

Elvis Chipezeze (Chicken Inn FC), Tatenda Mkuruva (Dynamos FC), Takabva Mawaya (Hwange Colliery FC), Donovan Bernard (How Mine FC)

DEFENDERS

Stephen Makatuka (CAPS United FC), Blessing Moyo (Dynamos FC), Bruce Kangwa (Highlanders FC), Ocean Mushure (Dynamos FC), Elisha Muroiwa (Dynamos FC), Teenage Hadebe (Highlanders FC), Lawrence Mhlanga (Chicken Inn FC ), Hardlife Zvirekwi (CAPS United FC) Farai Madhananga (Flame lily FC)

MIDFIELDERS

Nqobizitha Masuku (Highlanders FC), Tichaona Chipunza (Triangle FC), Ronald Chitiyo (Dynamos FC), Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba FC), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Chicken Inn FC), Goerge Majika (Chicken Inn FC), Marshall Mudehwe (FC Platinum), William Manondo (Harare City FC), Danny Phiri (Chicken Inn FC), Gerald Takwara (FC Platinum), Joel Ngodzo (Caps United FC) Hilary Bakacheza (Triangle United FC)

STRIKERS

Pritchard Mpelele (Hwange Colliery FC), Rodreck Mutuma (Dynamos FC), Edmore Chirambadare (Chicken Inn FC), Brian Muzondiwa (FC Platinum), Francisco Zikumbawire (Harare City FC), Knox Mtizwa ( Highlanders FC), Moses Demera (Flame Lily FC)

2016 CHAN GROUPS

Group A: Rwanda, Gabon, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire

Group B: DR Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia

Group C: Tunisia, Nigeria, Niger, Guinea

Group D: Zimbabwe, Mali, Uganda, Zambia.

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