Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa has backed his assistants, Lloyd Mutasa and Rahman Gumbo after the two were sacked at their respective clubs last week.

Mutasa was fired at Dynamos following a string of poor results which left the team fighting relegation. Gumbo who was with South African NFD side, Witbank Spurs was also relieved of his duties due to the same reason.

But Chidzambwa thinks their dismissals won’t affect their roles in the senior national team set-up whatsoever.

“It’s not a weird phenomenon to see coaches being fired from their jobs. These things happen in the world of football every minute,” the coach told The Herald.

“The most important thing to note is that it’s not always the coach’s problem when things do not go according to plan. There are so many factors at play, and you cannot always blame the coach. Unfortunately, when things go wrong, it is the coach who always gets sacrificed.

“And the fact that Lloyd (Mutasa) and Rahman (Gumbo) have been fired by their clubs doesn’t change anything in as far as their roles as Warriors assistants are concerned.”

Zimbabwe play the DRC in Kinshasa on October 13 before hosting them three days later. The Warriors are currently on top of the standings in Group G of Afcon Qualifiers, courtesy of a superior goal difference.



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