Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC has suspended coach Alex Ngwira, his assistant McNebat Kadzuwa and team manager Jomo Ngonga over the team’s poor performance.
The suspension is with immediate effect from Tuesday.
However, the suspension letter which we have seen, does not indicate when the three will be recalled.
The development comes barely two days after the team’s supporters wrote the executive committee, demanding the removal of the three.
This means the Mzuzu-based Super League outfit’s technical panel has remained with assistant team manager Chiza Chilongo and goalkeeper trainer Chawanangwa Manda.
“It is true that the three have been suspended. The decision to suspend them was made at an emergency meeting held on Tuesday,” said Mzuni FC chairperson Albert Mtungambera Harawa.
Mzuni have seven points from nine games and are on position 14. They have scored two goals and conceded seven.
“Imagine out of nine games the team has only managed to score two goals and the team is in relegation zone. That is pathetic,” said Mtungambera.
Ngwira refused to comment on the development but his assistant Kadzuwa said he is yet to receive official communication from the executive on the suspension.
“I am just seeing that in the social media. I am yet to be served with the letter. All in all, that happens in football. we will accept that although I have a running contract up to end of this season. Mind you, a coach will always be a victim when the team is not doing well,” he said.
Meanwhile, inside sources within the team executive disclosed that former Flames and Mbeya City Council FC mentor Kinnah Phiri might replace Kadzuwa.
The former Big Bullets mentor refused to comment on the matter when contacted, saying it is premature to do so.
It will not be the first time for Kinnah at Mzuni, he was also with the team in 2015 as technical director.
The team finished on position 12 in the TNM Super League under him.