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ZIFA Offers Coach Kalisto Pasuwa 3 Year Contract

  • Michael Kariati

Offered a three-year contract ... Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa. (Photo: ZIFA website)

Offered a three-year contract ... Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa. (Photo: ZIFA website)

Zifa has offered Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa a three-year contract after paying some of his outstanding salaries and allowances.

This comes at a time the country’s national soccer squad is enjoying a new lease of life.

The good news is that Pasuwa, who was kicked out recently under controversial circumstances and reinstated following a public outcry and ministerial intervention, is about to sign a contract with the football association.

Pasuwa and Zifa were not at liberty to discuss the details of the contract though the Warriors mentor indicated that he is currently looking into the contract handed over to him a few days ago.

He did not have a contract under the Cuthbert Dube-led Zifa board, which was booted out of office a month ago and replaced by one led by businessman Phillip Chiyangwa, following accusations of failing to properly run soccer in Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, for the first time in years, Zimbabwe Warriors are enjoying life in camp with no complaints over accommodation and food or non-payment of allowances.
All the players called are in camp with the exception of goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya of Hwange who has returned home due to a shoulder injury and Teenage Hadede of Highlanders who has been excused to attend to his sick mother.
The Warriors are in camp preparing for the 2016 Africa Nations Championships or Chan, which will run in Rwanda from January 16 to February 7.
There is so much happiness and unity in camp that captain Danny Phiri, who has not been training due to an injury, is promising that the Warriors will this time around reach the final or probably bring the trophy back home.
Phiri makes his promise to Zimbabweans as a whole.
Even coach Kalisto Pasuwa is a happy man after receiving his dues as a fulfillment of a promise made by Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa during election time.
Just like his captain, Pasuwa is confident that the Warriors will negotiate their way from the group stages and go all the way to the final.
As part of their preparations, Chiyangwa says they have arranged a friendly match against neighbours Mozambique at a date still to be announced.
He told the players to compensate their loss of participation in the 2018 World Cup with a good show in Pan African football, adding that Zifa on their part will do their best.
The last time the Warriors were at the Africa Nations Championships, the Zimbabweans finished fourth behind winners Libya, runners up Ghana, and third-placed Nigeria.
The Africa Nations Championship is a tournament for players who ply their trade for clubs in their home countries.
The Warriors who are drawn in the same group with Mali, Uganda, and Zambia are set to depart for Rwanda on January 10.