Civo United players have attributed their winless streak in the second round of the 2016 TNM Super League to frequent changes of coaches.
Civo has changed three coaches in 2015/ 2016 season.
The Lilongwe-based outfit fired Oscar Kaunda and hired Milias Jegwe Pofera before firing the former Dedza Young Soccer coach as well replacing him with Charles Manda.
Speaking on Sunday after registering a goalless draw against Moyale Barracks FC at Mzuzu Stadium, Civo captain Blessings Kawanga said time has come for the team’s executive to trust the current coaching panel.
“We experienced many changes on our coaching panel. This obviously affects our performance,” he said.
Kawanga said each coach comes with his own system and it becomes hard for players to adapt within a short time; hence the poor performance.
Despite finishing the 2015 TNM Super League on position 10, Civo was a side to reckon with last season as they emerged champions for the Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup after defeating Be Forward Wanderers 1-0 at Civo Stadium.
So far, the Lilongwe-based football giants are yet to register a win in the second round of this year’s TNM Super League. They are hanging one step up the relegation zone on position 12 from 20 games.
They have only registered four wins, drawn seven and lost nine games.
Newly-appointed coach Manda has insisted that the team will survive the relegation.
But Civo general secretary Thomas Makiwa said changes cannot be effected where results are positive.
“We cannot keep a coach when the results in four or five games are not positive. However, we have all the trust in the current coach,” he said. n