Pressure is mounting on Mighty Wanderers FC coach Franco Ndawa following the teamâ€™s recent string of poor results.
Ndawa was subjected to a torrid time by a section of the fans, who turned on him as the reality and pain of a string of losses became inevitable, especially after Saturdayâ€™s 1-0 loss to arch-rivals Big Bullets in a Carlsberg Malawi Charity Shield showdown.
It was the third successive loss for the Nomads after their Super League defeats to Civo United (3-2) and Kamuzu Barracks (1-0) in Lilongwe the previous weekend.
A section of the disgruntled fans were overheard baying for Ndawaâ€™s blood as they chanted: â€œcoach achoke! (the coach should be fired!)â€
However, Ndawa kept his cool insisting that he was not moved by the calls.
â€œI am not worried with the prospect of being fired.
â€œAfter all, there are a number of teams that are after my services,â€ Ndawa told the media soon after Sundayâ€™s game.
He also said there is more to the Nomadsâ€™ woes than meets the eye.
â€œAs a professional coach I cannot go into details, but we have some internal problems that have contributed to the teamâ€™s recent poor results,â€ said Ndawa.
The Nomads mentor also stated that he was not worried with the loss to their rivals saying his team failed to make use of a plethora of chances they created.
â€œWe had chances, but we failed to make good use of them. But I am not worried. After all this was just more or less a friendly match and we beat them [Bullets in a league game]. I am absolutely certain that weâ€™ll turn the corner,â€ he said.
The clubâ€™s supporters are reported to have met on Thursday at their Chichiri clubhouse on Thursday where they recommended that the coaching panel should be given a four-game ultimatum.
However, the clubâ€™s supporters committee chairperson Yona Green-Malunga could neither confirm nor deny the development and could only say: â€œAs Wanderers supporters we are concerned with the teamâ€™s continued poor run and we want the executive committee to address the situation.â€
The Nomadsâ€™ general secretary David Kanyenda said they would go back to the drawing board and chart the way forward.
â€œThat [the teamâ€™s three successive losses] is the matter that the executive committee will deliberate, but at the meantime there has been no decision.
â€œWeâ€™ll review the situation after the first round of the Super League as we are left with four games, but the mandate on the future of the technical panel rests in the hands of the entire executive committee and not one man only.
â€œWeâ€™ll have to find out the problem and radical measures will be applied,â€ said Kanyenda.