The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has introduced a new era for the Warriors by appointing Brito Baltemar Jose Oliveira, popularly known as Brito Baltemar, as the head coach of the national team.
This exciting development was officially disclosed by ZIFA through their Twitter platform. Brito Baltemar will assume the role of leading the senior men’s team with immediate effect, and his tenure will extend until June 2024.
In their statement, ZIFA expressed their enthusiasm about this appointment, stating:
“ZIFA is delighted to announce the appointment of Baltemar Brito as the head coach of the senior men’s national team, a position he will hold until June 2024. Assisting him in this important role will be Bongani Mafu and Genesis Mangombe.
The decision to appoint this coaching trio follows a rigorous selection process undertaken by the Normalisation Committee (NC), which adhered to guidelines from regional, continental, and global football confederations.
The NC has strategically aligned the coaches’ tenure to conclude alongside its own mandate, allowing the next administration the opportunity to select their coaching staff.
Brito, Mafu, and Mangombe’s initial task will be to prepare for an invitational match celebrating Botswana’s Independence Day on September 30th.
Following this, they will work diligently to assemble a competitive team for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November, as announced by ZIFA.”
This appointment marks a promising beginning for Zimbabwean football, as the newly appointed coaching team gears up to guide the Warriors to future successes on the international stage.