National team coach Sunday Chidzambwa who is currently on duty at the Cosafa Cup has lost his father, Ezekiel.

Zifa announced the news of Chidzambwa senior’s death in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

“The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) extends its deepest condolences to our Senior Men coach, Sunday ‘Mhofu’ Chidzambwa who lost his father, Mr Ezekiel Chidzambwa today,” reads the statement.

“The late Mr Chidzambwa was 98 years old.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chidzambwa family in this painful period. May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.”

Ezekiel was also the father of former Warriors coach Misheck.

Meanwhile, Sunday’s assistants Lloyd Mutasa and Rahman Gumbo will be expected to take over the team for the rest of the Cosafa tournament.