Grobbelaar, Prepared To ‘Help Warriors Only Under A New Zifa And Healthy Working Conditions’

ZIMBABWE and Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar has shed tears over the chaotic state of local football and says he is more than ready to help in reviving the wounded game, first as Warriors coach and then as Zifa president.

Grobbelaar told Standardsport in an interview last week that total transformation was needed, beginning with the purging of the current Zifa leadership to create ground for a fresh start.

Capped 33 times as Zimbabwe goalkeeper in a two-spell Warriors career between 1980 to 1985 and 1992 to 2000, Grobbelaar has worked four times as Warriors player-coach.

The Canada-based 57-year-old is currently goalkeepers’ coach at Ottawa Fury in the North American Soccer League.

Grobbelaar, however, said he would only take up the Warriors job under a new Zifa administration and after guarantees of healthy working conditions were made.

“If Zifa approaches me, I will not decline to come as a coach,” said Grobbelaar.

“They have to convince me so that I can commit myself to build the team for the 2019 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon], as well as the 2022 World Cup. The contract should be drawn by lawyers and payments coming every month. So if they want me, I will not say ‘no’ but all must be stable and financially secure for that vision.

“Now that we are out of the 2018 World Cup, the new coach should start as soon as possible to build the team for the 2022 edition, get the Under-17, 20s and 23s to play regularly.” – Source-The standard

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