Mangongo has been sent to work at age-group level after a poor tour of Bangladesh.
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Zimbabwe’s cricket board has confirmed it has sacked coach Stephen Mangongo just eight weeks out from the cricket World Cup.
Zimbabwe Cricket made the decision after it lost all three Tests and all five one day internationals on its recent tour of Bangladesh.
Mangongo was in the job for just five months, and will now go back to coaching the country’s under-19’s side.
Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase said the decision would take place with immediate effect, with Mangongo to work at age-group level.
“Mangongo is good at identifying talent,” he said in a statement.
“Four or five of the current senior men’s team players have come through his hands and so the board decided to send him back to his area of strength, while we get someone more experienced to replace him as national team head coach.”