Harare - Zimbabwe's national
football team coach Ian Gorowa, who has allegedly gone for seven months without
pay, has resigned, a top official of the football association said Wednesday.
"He (Gorowa) sent his resignation letter last
night," said Jonathan Mashingaidze, the chief executive officer of the
Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA).
He refused to state the reasons for Gorowa's stepping
down, promising details after the ZIFA board meeting later on Wednesday.
But in a letter whose contents were published by two
independent dailies, NewsDay and Daily, Gorowa cited unpaid salaries and
failing relationships with the football governing body for his departure.
Gorowa, a former national player, was appointed Zimbabwe
coach last year, replacing German national Klaus Dieter Pagels.
Gorowa had coached South African premiership clubs
Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows among other teams before his stint with
the national squad.
Zimbabwe national team has failed to qualify for the
group stages of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The national side has been battling with funding problems
and the coach and players have been owed outstanding payouts and bonuses.