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It’s all over: Loga gets the sack

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ZIMBABWE dismissed its football coach Zdravko Logarušić after a bad start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, collecting just a point from their opening two games.

The Warriors drew nil-all at home with neighbors South Africa last week in Group G of the qualifiers before conceding an injury time penalty four days later to lose 1-0 away to Ethiopia.

Outside the two World Cup qualifiers, 55-year-old Croatian Logarušić had guided Zimbabwe to just one win in 14 matches since his appointment in February 2020.

“The Zimbabwe Football Association would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that it has amicably parted ways with Senior Men’s team coach Zdravko Logarušić,” Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said in a statement on Sunday.

“The decision was arrived at upon consideration by the full Executive Committee of all the various relevant circumstances pertaining to the coach’s contract.”

Logarušić has previously coached Sudan’s national team in addition to club jobs in other African countries.

Zimbabwe said a new coach will be named in “due course” before next month’s double-header qualifiers against Ghana.

A fortnight ago, Zifa appointed former captain Warriors Benjani Mwaruwari as one of the team’s assistant coaches.

The former Portsmouth and Manchester City forward has been tipped to take over as head coach.

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