FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has revealed that he was approched by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) over the Warriors job even though no agreement materialized.

The former Zimbabwe midfielder, who has taken charge of the team before and even led them to a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Liberia in the first AFCON 2019 qualifier, has confirmed that the national football governing body, who then alternatively chose Chicken Inn coacn Joey Antipas, contacted him over the then vacant post.

“The guys from ZIFA phoned me some three weeks ago asking about my availability for the national team and. I told them I was available just like I was the last time when I was called upon to take care of the game against Liberia,’’ said Mapeza according to The Herald. 

Mapeza also revelead why negotiations did not go far.

‘’I told them to, at least, pay me even a quarter of the money they owe me since 2012 and they promised to call back and that was the end of story.’’ he said.