Big Bullets FC players have supported their coaches amid reports that some supporters are exerting pressure on the executive committee to fire them.
The clubâ€™s general secretary Higger Mkandawire on Tuesday admitted that there is growing pressure from the fans to review the coaching panel, especially after the teamâ€™s shock exit from the Carlsberg Cup.
Bullets captain Fischer â€˜Anongâ€™aâ€™ Kondowe said they were aware of the development.
â€œIt will be suicidal to fire the coaches because we lost to Eagles because of complacency,â€ said Fischer.
He said so far, the Eddingtone Ngâ€™onamo-led coaching panel has done a good job, citing the Presidential Cup triumph as an example.
Mkandawire said the club is having a series of meetings to try to get to the bottom of the problem.
â€œOf course, I can confirm that there is growing pressure, including the supportersâ€™ main committee, to review the coaching panel, but we do not want to be influenced by emotions,â€ he said.
Mkandawire said the coaches have the backing of the executive committee.
However, Ngâ€™onamo said he has no problems if the club decides to fire him and his backroom staff.
â€œI am ready to quit, but it is only the executive committee that has power to remove me and not the supporters,â€ said Ngâ€™onamo.
He attributed the teamâ€™s loss to a hostile atmosphere at the stadium.
â€œThe environment was hostile. The whole stadium was against us and they were insulting players such as Gabadinho, chanting: â€œWothawa sukulu uyo! The atmosphere was not conducive, as such, the players could not express themselves,â€ he said.
When Bullets lost to Mighty Wanderers in the first round of the TNM Super League and in the Standard Bank Knockout final, the coaches also came under fire.