FORMER Zimbabwe national senior men’s soccer team interim coach, Joseph ‘Joey’ Antipas, has said he never quit the post as Warriors coach.
Antipas, who stepped down yesterday just 24 hours after leading his charges to a 1 – 2 victory away in Zambia, says he simply did not resign but stated that his contract has come to an end.
“I never said that I’m quitting. It’s only that my mandate has expired. My mandate was for the six games, two in the World Cup qualifiers against Somalia, two against Lesotho in the CAF African Nations Championship and the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Zambia and Botswana.
“It’s entirely up to ZIFA to decide what’s next. I am open to anything,” Antipas clarified.
He took charge of the Warriors after the disastrous June AFCON tournament in Egypt in which they were eliminated in the group stages without even a single victory. Of the six games he was in charge, he only lost against Somalia, then won three and drew two.
Antipas is employed as Chicken Inn coach on a full-time basis.