Zimbabwe national soccer team coach Joey Antipas says his mandate has ended and it is up to ZIFA to give him a new contract a day after Zimbabwe shocked Zambia in an African Nations Cup 2021 qualifier in Lusaka.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Studio 7, Antipas who doubles as coach of Bulawayo based Chicken Inn says he is ready to continue if given a new contract.
Asked about rumors he was stepping down, Antipas responded, "No I did not say I stepped down. All I said was, I was given a mandate up until December 31 2019. My mandate has now come to an end."
ZIFA President Felton Kamambo told VOA Studio 7 that they are now in the hunt for a substantive coach.
"His contract will come to an end at the end of December. We will be advertising the job soon and he is also free to apply."
Yesterday the gaffer led Zimbabwe to a 2-1 victory against Zambia with a brace from Kaizer Chiefs talisman, Khama Billiat. Zambia’s consolation goal came from Partson Daka.
Zimbabwe with four points is trailing group H leaders and Afcon holders Algeria. Algeria has six points, Botswana 1 point and Zambia 0 points after two matches. Two top teams qualify for the tournament to be hosted by Cameroon.