Harare, Jan 30 : The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) appointed Croatian coach Zdravko Lugarisic (54) as the substantive coach of the senior men team - the Warriors - on a two-year deal. The UEFA Pro Licence holder has coached in Africa for the past 11 years and worked in Ghana, Kenya, Angola, Sudan and Tanzania.
In a post on his Twitter handle on Wednesday and quoted by The Herald newspaper Thursday, Lugarisic said he was ready for the new challenge: "Happy for this new challenge. Let's go Warriors!'' The Croatian changed his Twitter background picture to include the Zimbabwean flag, the newspaper added. Local coaches Joey Antipas (Chicken Inn) and Lloyd Chitembwe (Harare City) were appointed first and second assistants respectively.
Antipas was in interim charge of the national senior team for four months until December 31. Former Zimbabwe Saints goalkeeper Pernell McKop will be in charge of the goalkeepers. ZIFA president national World Cup in Qatar," he said. (Xinhua)