The coach who was in charge when the team played the qualifiers is no longer within the Warriors technical set-up, with Madinda Ndlovu taking over on a care-taker basis after the former care-taker coach Norman Mapeza left the Warriors following an acrimonious relationship during the process of selecting substantive national team coach, which, sadly has not yet been completed more than 6-months after it started.
The answer which is likely to be an obvious "NO", will lead us to yet another question as we attempt to make sense of the sad failure by Madinda's
team to beat little Niger and a clearly under-strength South Africa.
What went wrong in Sudan?
is likely to proffer excuses such as bad luck, even with respect to two defeats, the poor traveling conditions from Harare to Sudan, the poor state of water and living conditions at the hotel in Wadi Mehdani, Sudan.
One can only feel for Madinda
who was thrown into the deep-end by ZIFA without necessary ability to turn around a match with just one act of genius from the bench.
Every coach wants the responsibility to coach their own country and will welcome any appointment to a national team with both hands, and Madinda
is no diferent.
Yet, not every coach deserves to be a national team coach ahead of better placed coaches.
Warriors' fans have often questioned the pedigree of Madinda Ndlovu
as a coach.
Madinda's critics are quick to point out to the soccer legend's barren coaching career profile.
has coached Highlanders more than once, and he
has not been able to last longer than a year and six months as a Bosso coach.
went to Botswana, and does not have any title to show for the time he
spent in that country.
At Black Mambas, Madinda
survived relegation on the last day in 2010, and was saved by the loss of Lengthens on the last and decisive day of the league.
Soon after the Warriors' disgraceful exit from the CHAN, their coach Madinda is on record declaring his intention to remain in charge, not only of the CHAN squad, but for the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifiers as well.
was told by ZIFA that he
will be in charge of the CHAN finals as well as the AFCON 2012 qualifiers.
Have your say.
Should Madinda Ndlovu
continue as Warriors
' coach after the CHAN exit and coach the Warriors in the afcon 2012 qualifiers?