Zimbabwe continues to fall down World Rankings

Zimbabwe continues to go down in the world rankings. As per the recent rankings, they are out of 100.

The lowest position that Zimbabwe has ever been to is no. 107. But, their current situation suggests that they are going to slip down even further than that this time around.

Zimbabwe has had a horrible run in the qualifiers of the Africa Cup. They have fired their manager as a consequence of that and have just begun to rebuild under the new man in charge Callisto Pasuwo. They are bound to suffer some more defeats in future with young and inexperienced players in their ranks.

At the start of 2014, it seemed Zimbabwe football was going alright as they climbed up and reached at the 90th position in the first quarter of the year, but, ever since, it has been a downward curve for the Warriors.

As far as the association in Zimbabwe is concerned, it has its own problems.

Because of the high debt that the Zifa is finding itself under right now, the future of football is the nation appears to be very gloomy.

There has been huge financial pressure on the bosses of the association right now. So, it’s hard for them to even think about the steps that they need to take in order to make sure that the Warriors start winning at the international level in all age groups.

When Cuthbert Dube had been elected as the head of Zifa again in March, he had said in his speech that he would work strategically and do everything that’s possible for the good of the game in Zimbabwe.

But, a lot of time has gone by and nothing has been done by Dube & company in that regard.

Gorowa Future At Risk

The coach who was assigned with the task of coaching the Zimbabwe national football team was Ian Gorowa as he took charge of the squad back in July of 2013 but even though it still has not even been a year since his designation; his future at the team is at risk.

Ian Gorowa has not submitted the reports that the High Performance Committee requested and now it seems like the Committee wants to end their relationship with the 41 year old tactician. Zimbabwe could not make their way to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after failing to qualify and the HPC wants to see how the squad is doing with the documents they asked for but Ian Gorowa has not given it to the panel.

The chairman of the High Performance Committee John Phiri stated: “We resolved as the HPC to close the chapter on Gorowa. We don’t want to continue being involved in this issue. We received only two reports. There were no other reports for the Chan tournament, the friendly matches against Malawi and South Africa and the 2015 African Cup of Nations first leg against Tanzania. We have recommended the Zifa board to take a decision on the matter. We are now waiting for the Zifa board to make a decision.”

Gorowa has already stated that he does not feel like he needs to send reports back to the Committee and now his future in charge of the club will depend on the decision that the Zifa board decide on making but it does not seem like his future is bright as he is constantly being linked with a move away from the African side.