Mighty Wanderers fans gave coach Stuart Mbolembole torrid time during the team’s training game against Malawi Under-20 at Kamuzu Stadium on Tuesday.
The fans subjected the coach to all sorts of insults throughout the encounter.
The 2-0 loss to the Junior Flames worsened the situation for Mbolembole who remained rooted to his seat for the entire 90 minutes of the match.
Whenever a Wanderers player made a mistake on the pitch, the fans shouted insults, blaming it on Mbolembole, who refused to giving meaning to the development.
“Ask the fans. Maybe they have answers to this outcome,” said Mbolembole after the match.
The demand by a section of the Wanderers supporters to have Mbolembole removed from the technical panel started at a preparatory meeting for the new TNM Super League season that the main supporters committee held last week.
The supporters’ committee chairperson Dinesi Chitsulo told The Nation on Monday that several supporters had expressed concern with the poor performance of the team, especially during pre-season, and that they thought the best remedy was to change the coach.
The team’s executive committee vice-chairperson, Alex Machila, feared that the indifference will impact negatively on the team when they face Silver Strikers in the league opener at the Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.
He said this is why they had called for a meeting with the technical panel as we went to press.
“We already have a report of the supporters’ concerns over the technical panel, but we have to balance it up with a statement from the coaches before we can come up with a decision.
“We will meet the technical panel today [yesterday] and it is after this gathering that we can say something to the press,” said Machila.