Lloyd Mutasa has been axed as the Warriors assistant coach and will be replaced by Tonderayi Ndiraya.

Also booted out from the technical department is Rahman Gumbo who is going to be replaced by former Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu.

A source at Zifa said the changes were done at the recommendation of coach Sunday Chidzambwa who felt Mutasa despite his depth of the game was too soft in whipping the players into line while he felt that Mafu has a better reading of the game than Gumbo.

The new changes are expected to be announced on Thursday after a meeting between the board and technical team.

Zimbabwe will return to action in March in the last Group G encounter of 2019 Afcon Qualifiers. They face Congo at home.