ZIFA has announced the appointment of former Harare City and CAPS United head coach Taurai Mangwiro as the new technical director.

Mangwiro was sacked as Harare City head coach in May after a string of poor performances and replaced by Moses Chunga.

A statement from association read:

ZIFA as great confidence in the ability of Mangwiro to contribute immensely towards the uplifting of coaching standards and nurturing of young talent because of his teaching and coaching background.

The Technical Director will be responsible for the technical development of coaches and this will be done through the touring of all provinces where he will also implement and supervise grassroots structures to ensure that junior football for both men and women thrives in line with ZIFA’s mandate.

Mangwiro will be a member of the High Performance Committee which has the responsibility of supervising at the structure of all national teams.