THE Zimbabwe Football Association Normalisation Committee are working on getting interim Warriors coach Baltemar Brito the necessary paperwork to enable him to coach both Highlanders and the national team.
Brito’s contract and permit are for him to only coach the club.
In the past, ZIFA ran into problems with the appointment of Tom Saintfiet, a Belgian national who was here for two months in 2010.
His appointment drew a lot of resentment and he was forced to flee the country under the cover of darkness via the Plumtree Border Post after falling foul of the country’s immigration regulations.
Saintfiet didn’t have a work permit when he conducted two training sessions at the National Sports Stadium.
His deportation, and subsequent contract breach by ZIFA, cost the national association US$185 000.
ZIFA boss, Lincoln Mutasa, yesterday allayed fears that Brito could run into problems with immigration officials.
He said they were seized with the matter so that he can coach Highlanders and, at the same time, assist the national team when duty calls.
“We are attending to the issue of permits,” said Mutasa.