Civo United coach Alex Masanjala is living on the knife edge as his four-game ultimate is about to end with little success gained.
Civo lost 2-0 to Blantyre United on Monday, meaning he has failed to win in three games since he was given the four-game target to produce results or have his position reviewed.
The fourth game will be the one against Bvumbwe Research in a Carlsberg Malawi Cup round of 32 fixture, on Saturday.
But Masanjala played down the issue in a post-match interview on Saturday.
â€œThat is an administrative issue and it is in the hands of the executive committee. Let them comment on that. We are just having bad luck. We are playing good football, creating chances, but failing to score, that is football for you,â€ he said.
Civo fans bayed for Masanjalaâ€™s blood after Civo lost 4-1 to Silver Strikers in the Standard Bank Knockout Trophy. That was after a 0-0 draw against Moyale Barracks in the first of Masanjalaâ€™s four-game target.
However, after discussions with the executive, they decided to wait for the four games.
Masanjala said recently that giving coaches game targets gives them unnecessary pressure.
Civo supporters committee treasurer Charles Mwenda said the executive should act accordingly after the four games.
â€œWe are monitoring the situation with keen interest and we want the executive to be objective in analysing the four games,â€ said Mwenda.
In his four years at Civo, Masanjala led the team to three finals; two in the Standard Bank, which they both lost and one in the Presidential Cup which they won in 2010 against Silver. It was the teamâ€™s first silverware in 24 years.