Joey Antipas has explained his reported resignation as the Warriors’ interim coach which happened just a day after guiding the national team to a 2-1 victory over Zambia in the Afcon Qualifiers.
The gaffer signed a six-month contract with ZIFA in August which expires on December 31. He was tasked to oversee the team’s Chan, Afcon and World Cup qualifiers until the end of the year.
His last game in charge was the Tuesday’s victory in Lusaka, and the coach believes he is technically no longer in charge despite having another month on his contract.
“I have done my six games, so it is now entirely up to Zifa,” he said, according to ZTN Sport. “I need to go back to the drawing board and have a good thought about it because one thing is that this job is a thankless job.
“I think we worked very hard with the boys, respect one another, so it is entirely up to Zifa. I have done my six games, and I can’t say I’m still the national team coach.”
Antipas has also revealed that he is open to bounce back on a substantive basis if the association decides to engage him, but that will depend on certain conditions as he still has a contract with Chicken Inn.
“It really depends on a lot of things. I wouldn’t want to comment much, but I’m open to discussing,” he said.