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IAN GOROWA Zimbabwe footballer and manager

Ian Kuziva Gorowa (born 16 November 1971, in Rusape) is a former Zimbabwean footballer, formerly managing South African Premier Soccer League side Moroka Swallows.

PLAYING DAYS

Ian ‘Dibango’ Gorowa came to South Africa after playing for Dynamos and Black Rhinos in his native country. He joined the now defunct Cape Town Spurs where he made a name for himself as an attacking winger.

Unfortunately, his playing days came to an abrupt end at the relatively young age of 29 when he suffered a career-ending injury while playing for Spurs.

He represented the Zimbabwean national team 26 times and scored 11 goals in the process. He played for Zimbabwe at the 1998 COSAFA Cup.

COACHING CAREER

After his retirement he became Spurs’ assistant coach. When Spurs merged with Seven Stars to form Ajax Cape Town, Gorowa was roped in by Ajax CEO John Comitis as one of the development coaches.

He then went on to become the team’s assistant coach. As assistant to Turk Muhsin Ertugral, the Urban Warriors managed to win the 2007 ABSA Cup—the club’s first major trophy since 2000.

He joined The Birds on a three-year contract in June 2007 to replace Gavin Hunt who moved to SuperSport United as replacement for Pitso Mosimane who chose to take up a full-time job as Carlos Alberto Parreira’s deputy in the Bafana Bafana dressing room. He later parted ways with the club and now works as an assistant coach at Thanda Royal Zulu.

On 24 July 2013 he became the manager of Zimbabwe.

On 6 August 2014 Gorowa resigned as manager of Zimbabwe.

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