Former Warriors assistant coach Benjani Mwaruwari is reportedly set to be drafted into the national team ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Zimbabwe currently has no technical team to lead the Warriors after Norman Mapeza’s contract as interim coach expired at the end of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers last month.

Mwaruwari was appointed as an assistant coach to former Warriors gaffer Zdravko Logarusic in September in a bid to salvage Zimbabwe’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

He however lost his job after two games when the ZIFA board fired the entire Warriors technical team including co-assistants Tonderai Ndiraya and Lloyd Chitembwe.

The Herald reported a source as saying Mwaruwari will be returning as one of the assistant coaches to whoever is offered the job to take the Warriors to Cameroon.  

Mwaruwari (43), a former Warriors captain sat on the Warriors bench for two matches against South Africa and Ethiopia before the upheaval. He was on the job for just 18 days.