FORMER Warriors midfielder, Tinashe Nengomasha, has made the short-list for the national team manager’s post.
He was among the first candidates who were interviewed by ZIFA last week in the ongoing series of evaluations taking place at the association.
ZIFA are seeking to rope in a competent team manager who will help the team when they get their preparations underway, for the upcoming AFCON qualifier against Algeria.
The post has been vacant, since last year, when the national association dissolved all the technical team positions.
The disbandment of the technical team followed the disappointing performance by the Warriors at the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt.
A number of candidates have expressed interest in the post and the short-listed individuals are going through interviews being conducted by ZIFA’s new human resources manager.
The association are in the process of recruiting office staff to complement the ones who work at their headquarters at 53 Livingstone Avenue in the capital.
They have started by recruiting the head of human resources as part of the makeover of their office compliment.
The restructuring exercise received the go-ahead from FIFA, who have since provided funding for the project.
But, before ZIFA recruit a number of personnel, they have moved in to have the national team post filled as quickly as possible.
Given the team manager is the one who engages the players who would have been called into camp and arranges their travel plans, it’s a very crucial position.
The team manager also has to engage with the clubs, especially those in foreign lands, for them to release the players who would have been chosen for national duty.
He also has to make sure that those who are being considered are eligible for the matches in question and are not under suspension.
The next round of the AFCON qualifiers, though, are a different test given FIFA have already made it clear that clubs in Europe cannot be forced to release players for the assignments.
The Warriors team manager’s job has attracted considerable interest from local and foreign-based candidates.
And, it has emerged that Nengomasha, the former Kaizer Chiefs skipper, is among the names who have been short-listed-The Herald