Zimbabwe Appoints Norman Mapeza As New Head Coach
Zimbabwe have named Norman Mapeza as head coach of the senior national team on Tuesday, Ducor Sports has learnt.
Mapeza, 49, takes charge of the Warriors for the fifth time in his career, replacing Croatian Zdravko Logarusic who parted ways with Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) on Sunday.
The former Galatasaray player will be assisted by Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro while Highlanders coach Mandla Mpofu comes in as the second Assistant.
Former CAPS United and Warriors goalkeeper, Energy Murambadoro is the goalkeepers’ coach.
Mapeza’s immediate task as Zimbabwe coach will be a baptism of fire, as he takes the Warriors to Ghana for a World Cup qualifier against four-time Africa champions.
The Black Stars are second in Group G after two round with three points, two more than a Zimbabwe side whose solitary point came in a goalless draw at home to South Africa.
Zimbabwe currently lie in 108th position in the world according to Fifa, with the game’s governing body ranking Ghana 56 places lower.
Mapeza is a former Warriors captain and was the first Zimbabwean to play in the Uefa Champions League, with Galatasaray.