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Warriors in action at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Wednesday last week in a COSAFA Castle Cup semi-final match clash with Lesotho
Newly appointed Zimbabwe Warriors coach, Ian Gorowa, says the Zimbabwe Football Association should sack him should he fail to bring the required results.

Gorowa started work Wednesday and revealed that he has been offered a long-term contract that takes him up to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals to be held in Libya.

The former Black Rhinos and Dynamos striker, who coached Ajax Cape Town, Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa, said he will bring his own style of play.

He challenged the ZIFA to sack him should he fail to bring the required results.

Gorowa said he is an admirer of former Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa, adding that his dream is to emulate Chidzambwa who in 2004 became the first coach ever to take the Warriors to the Nations Cup finals.

Popularly known as Dibango during his playing days, Gorowa said he is not looking at the terms of his contract as the duty of a coach is to come up with good results and make the fans happy.

This, he said, is the only way he can guarantee his survival in his job.

In the meantime, the former Black Rhinos and Dynamos striker‘s focus is to lead Zimbabwe to the African Nations Championship finals to be held in South Africa in January.

Zimbabwe Warriors
Zimbabwe Warriors
This weekend, Gorowa leads the Warriors into battle against Mauritius in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers for the tournament that is reserved for players who ply their trade for clubs in their own countries.

Zimbabwe Football Association Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze could not be reached for a comment on where they would get the money to pay Gorowa after failing to pay previous Warriors coaches including Charles Mhlauri, who handled the Warriors way back in 2005.

Chidzambwa, on his part, has dragged ZIFA to court demanding $67,000 while another former Warriors coach Norman Mapeza has also taken the football federation to court demanding that he be paid the $95,000 he is also owed.

Gorowa takes over from German mentor Klaus Dieter Pagels who is leaving for home after failing to retain the Council of Southern African Football Associations Castle Cup despite reaching the final.