ZIFA speaks on Mapeza future ahead Afcon

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo says it is too early to decide on the future of Norman Mapeza basing on the national team’s performance in the back-to-back 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ghana.

Mapeza was appointed the Warriors’ new head coach last month on a three-month contract.

He took charge of his first two games, versus Ghana, last week but lost 3-1 away and 1-0 at home.

The results saw the national team failing to keep their chances of progressing to the next round of the World Cup qualifiers.

Speaking to Manica Post, Kamambo said: “We cannot judge him (Mapeza) based on the two games he has been in office.

“There are other factors that came into play like the unavailability of local-based players who were inactive. We cannot say if one is playing in England he is the best at our disposal.

“They just had the chance to go there. Like I said you cannot have a national team with foreign-based players only. We are hoping that when we go to the Africa Cup of Nations we will have all our players at our disposal.”

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