Makomborero Mutimukulu, Sports Analyst
I have lost interest in anything to do with the Warriors.
My plate is occupied with MJ being a pain makuseni, tuning stuff like: “Pakuvhura chikoro vakabhaiza havo. Ngavangoise homework pafone.”
I am also having conversations with my daughter about the SA soapie Scandal.
Apparently Nelia reckons the writers of Scandal are on a mission to take the froth from the soapie by killing Romeo, Boniswa and Quinton from the story line.
That’s the story from the family where Tinotenda calls the shots.
Whilst I value that family A LOT I am also alive to the fact that social media has my family too, a family that expects me to feed it with football intel.
So here I am, obliging.
A decision to fire Loga was made long before Sugar’s letter became public.
The final whistle in Ethiopia say a message reading “munhu wenyu uyu ngachiyenda.
You can’t defend him anymore” being sent.
So Loga is a bald dead man walking. But there is some foreplay needed before that divorce is settled.
And one aspect of that is a conversation with the Warriors’ senior players – Musona, Khama, Mudimu and Munetsi.
It’s a conversation about what do we do after this clown is gone.
If they had their way, the majority of the players would want Norman Mapeza as their coach.
There is a feeling within the dressing room that Mapeza has some unfinished business with the Warriors after his initial stint was cut short by a decision that made Madinda Ndlovu a national team co-coach.
But Mapeza is not readily available.
Not readily available does not mean impossible though as Phillip Chiyangwa showed us the last time out.
A call to national duty can just be made but that is very unlikely because the situation is far from desperate.
So what now?
The former Warriors skipper wants that job, he has not made it a secret and his relationship with the other assistant coaches – Lloyd Chitembwe and Tonderai Ndiraya – is solid.
Vanhu vebhora and they get along.
Benjani will most likely be the Warriors interim coach, taking charge of matches against Ghana as well as the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Whilst Benjani is a somewhat unanimous choice within the power corridors there are likely to be differences over the assistant coaches.
This weekend’s board meeting will settle that one.
Speaking of that meeting its likely to be an uncomfortable one for Brighton Malandule because Logarusic, with nothing to lose, will sing.
Sing rather uncomfortably for some Zifa board members.
I will be back with another intel brief so will desist from saying its Gold Again…..
See you soon,
Mwari ari Mubatsiri pachi Una!