Norman Mapeza to lead Warriors into AFCON

Norman Mapeza will be the coach to lead the Warriors to next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

The former national team captain replaced Zdravko Logarusic on an interim basis to oversee the team’s remaining four World Cup qualifiers after the Croat was sacked in September.

He (Mapeza) signed a 3-month contract which has since expired.

A well-placed source at ZIFA revealed that the association has decided to let Mapeza take the team to AFCON.

“Yes, it will be Norman (Mapeza). The official announcement will be soon. There isn’t much time to go before the AFCON finals so everything has to be finalised,” the source said.

Mapeza is also the one who named the initial 40-member Warriors squad which was submitted to CAF on November 15 and will be trimmed to 23 and be sent to the continental governing body by December 15.