Shadreck Mlauzi

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Shadreck Mlauzi
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BornShadreck Mlauzi
Alma materZimbabwe Open University
OccupationFootball Coach
OrganizationZimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)

Shadreck Mlauzi is a Zimbabwean football coach and the former Head Coach of the Senior Women's Soccer National Team (Mighty Warriors).


He trained as a teacher at Hillside Teachers' College and was a Physical Education and Sports Science Teacher at Sikhulile High School for just over 16 years.[1]


Mlauzi did his Advanced Level at the Methodist Vocational Training Centre from 1998 to 1999. He trained as a teacher at Hillside Teachers' College (2003 - 2004) and obtained a Diploma In Education, Physical Education and Sports. Thereafter, he studied for a Bachelor of Science Honors in Physical Education and Sports, Applied Sciences at the Zimbabwe Open University (2012-2017).

He did a CAF Instructor Course and then a CAF B Licence, and later obtained a CAF A Licence.


Mlauzi served as the Provincial U-20 soccer coach for the Bulawayo Southern Region from May 2014 to December 2017. He was also the Mighty Warriors coach during the same period. He led the Zimbabwe senior women’s team to the Olympic Games in 2016. Mlauzi also presided over the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations Games finals in Cameroon.[2]

In September 2023, Mlauzi was appointed Mighty Warriors coach by the ZIFA Normalisation Committee. FC Platinum Queens’ Sithethelwe Sibanda, Correctional Services’ Choice Dambudza and former Mighty Warriors assistant coach Yohanne Chikaola were appointed as his assistants. Former Mutare City coach Ndega Matsika was named the goalkeepers' coach, while Portia Chiota was appointed the team manager. The technical team was put in charge of the Mighty Warriors until June 2024, concurrently with the Normalisation Committee’s tenure.[3]


In December 2022, Mlauzi revealed that he was still bitter over ZIFA's failure to pay him his bonus for qualifying for the Olympic games. He was in charge when the Mighty Warriors made history by qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, six years later, ZIFA was yet to pay him his bonus.[4]

Indecent Assault Allegations

In October 2023, Mlauzi was arrested and charged for indecent assault involving a female member of the Mighty Warriors' technical team in Zimbabwe and South Africa while the team was in camp.[5]

On 10 January 2024, Mlauzi was acquitted of indecent assault charges by Harare magistrate Ethel Chichera.[6]

In her ruling, the magistrate stated that there were inconsistencies in the complainant’s testimony, adding that the State failed to prove its case against Mlauzi.


  1. Shadreck Mlauzi, LinkedIn, Published: No Date was Given, Retrieved: 25 September 2023
  2. Grace Chingoma, Mlauzi back as Mighty Warriors coach, The Herald, Published: 23 September 2023, Retrieved: 25 September 2023
  3. Mlauzi named Mighty Warriors coach, Soccer24, Published: 23 September 2023, Retrieved: 25 September 2023
  4. Langton Nyakwenda, Mlauzi remains bitter, but . . ., The Sunday Mail, Published: 25 December 2022, Retrieved: 25 September 2023
  5. Trevor Mutsvairo, Mighty Warriors coach out on bail, NewsDay, Published: 19 October 2023, Retrieved: 05 February 2024
  6. Mighty Warriors Coach Shadreck Mlauzi Acquitted, Pindula News, Published: 10 January 2024, Retrieved: 05 February 2024

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