Ghana World Cup qualifying opponents Zimbabwe have sacked head coach Zdravko Logarusic following a disastrous run of results.
The 55-year-old paid the price for the Warriors’ poor start in group G this month with a 0-0 home draw against South Africa followed by a 1-0 away loss to Ethiopia, leaving them bottom of the table.
A national football association statement said “it would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that it has amicably parted ways with senior team coach Zdravko Logarusic”.
His exit follows that of Hossam el Badry, who was axed as coach of Egypt and replaced by former Real Madrid manager and Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz.
The Croat won just one match of 14 in his spell as head coach of The Warriors with a win against Botswana.
Logarusic has been followed through the exit door by his three Zimbabwean assistants, Lloyd Chitembwe, Tonderai Ndiraya and former national team star Benjamin ‘Benjani’ Mwaruwari, have also been fired.
Zimbabwe play Ghana twice in October and South Africa and Ethiopia the following month in other World Cup qualifiers.
They then prepare for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations from January 9 in Cameroon, facing Senegal, Guinea and Malawi in Group B.
Meanwhile, the future of Ghana coach Charles Akonnor is hanging in the balance following a defeat to Bafana Bafana last week.