Rosemary Mugadza
Rosemary Mugadza.jpg
BornRosemary Mugadza
1969
NationalityZimbabwe
CitizenshipZimbabwean
Occupation
  • Soccer Coach
EmployerHarare City Queens Football Club
Known forBeing the coach for the Mighty Warriors

Rosemary Mugadza is a Zimbabwean soccer coach and former soccer player. She is known for coaching the senior female national soccer team the Mighty Warriors. Mugadza is currently coaching Harare City Queens Football Club.

Background

She is the last born in a family that had five boys, she grew up playing football with her brothers, getting inspiration from her father, himself a former professional footballer. She is a Christian and a member of Magaya's Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries.[1]

Career as a soccer player

Mugadza started her playing career in 1988 with Zimbabwe Saints Football Club Ladies soon after her secondary education as a 19-year old girl. She however abandoned the club due to their lack of professionalism and joined rivals Highlanders Royals before leaving to join Entumbane-based New Orleans Football Club upon their formation in 1993 as one of their founding players.

It was there that her career blossomed as a hard tackling defender won virtually everything with the Havison Masilela owned New Orleans during which they dominated the local game from 1993 up to 2001, winning all their encounters although they lost to Mufakose Queens Footbaall Club 1-2 in a Softex Cup game. She played alongside the likes of Nomsa “Boyz” Moyo, Sithethelelwe “Kwinji 15” Sibanda, Precious “Gringo” Mpala and Ruth Banda.[1]

Coaching Career

Her coaching journey began with New Orleans Under-19 in 2001 before she was appointed first team coach in 2003 during which she won the Southern Region championship, the Unity Cup and were runners up in the Independence Cup to Mufakose Queens. Mugadza also coached the Bulawayo girls’ Youth Games teams where she won silver and gold medals.

She was the Mighty Warriors’ assistant coach in 2004 before being appointed substantive head coach in 2006, a year that also saw her leading the national side to a gold medal in the Cosafa tournament following a 1-0 win over old rivals Banyana Banyana of South Africa. She was relieved of her duties as the Mighty Warriors’ coach in 2015. [1] She is the current coach of the Zimbabwe U20 Women's team. She was recently certified as a CAF Women instructor of instructors.[2]


Appointment as Yadah FC interim coach

In May 2017 it was reported that Mugadza had been appointed the interim coach for Walter Magaya's Yadah FC. She however denied the rumour by saying:

As I am telling you, I am employed by Harare City Queens and had our first league match over the weekend. I am hearing that for the first time from you.

[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Yadah FC ‘turn to’ Rosemary Mugadza, Chronicle, published: May 10, 2017, retrieved: May 10, 2017
  2. [1], Twitter, Published: January 28, 2020, Retrieved: January 28, 2020