Allen Khumalo Sports Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has announced the resignation of the Sables technical team of coach Cyprian Mandenge and team manager Sebastian Garikai.
The duo resigned a week ago after the review of the team’s performance in the Africa Cup Division 1A.
“The Zimbabwe Rugby Union announces that it has accepted the resignation of the Sables technical team of head coach Cyprian Mandenge and team manager Sebastian Garikai effective immediately. After the review of the team’s performance in the Africa Cup Division 1A- 2016, the Sables technical duo of Cyprian and Sebastian tendered their resignation,” read a ZRU statement.
The Sables got their Africa Cup Division 1A campaign off to an uninspiring start when they suffered a 15-61 defeat to Kenya and three weeks later, they were shocked 27-34 at home by Uganda. This saw Zimbabwe being relegated to the Africa Cup Group 1B, which means they need to finish top of Group 1B for them to be readmitted to Group 1A.
The ZRU is now inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of head coach. Applicants should have a minimum of World Rugby Level 2 coaching qualification or an equivalent and previous experience coaching a high performance team. – @khumzallen