Jairos Tapera Disavows ZIFA’s COSAFA Cup Squad Selections

Interim Warriors coach Jairos Tapera has publicly disassociated himself from the squads announced by ZIFA for the 2024 COSAFA Cup, stating he had no involvement in the selection process. 

This comes after a third ‘revised’ Zimbabwe Warriors squad was announced by ZIFA, which comes just hours after changes were made to the original squad, created on June 21.

The initial squad was announced on June 2, a revised squad was named just before midnight on June 21, and the latest changes were revealed on June 23.

Tapera, also head coach of Manica Diamonds, told H-Metro: ” I don’t know who released the two teams, I haven’t announced anything yet, you will all know when I pick my own players.

The foreign-based players, coming from England, have all confirmed their interest in being part of this tournament. I don’t know what is happening, as far as I know, anyone who is picked to play for the national team should be supported.”