BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Maxi Bullets’ coach Patricio Kulemeka has been fired following dismal performance of the team in the TNM Super League.
Reports indicate that the owner of the team, Maxwell Kapanda, is not happy with the way the team is performing.
The team has played five games without a win and has two points after drawing twice and conceding three loses. The rookies lost to Mzuni FC, Moyale Barracks and Blue Eagles.
Efforts to get Kulemeka’s side of the story proved futile as his phone was out of reach.
Kulemeka was hired to guide the team a week before the league started following the sacking of maverick Leo Mpulula.
In a related development, coaches Jack Chamangwana and Franco Ndawa for Mighty BeForward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets respectively are receiving calls for resignation following the teams’ poor run in the league.
The football giants are on six points after playing four games each, nine points behind the league leaders Blue Eagles.
Writing on social media, the impatient supporters of the two teams are calling for immediate resignation of the coaches.
“Franco Ndawa has failed us. It’s high time he considered dropping a resignation letter. His style of play is archaic and not in line with current football. He even fails to field players,” wrote one of the supporters of Bullets, who is popularly known as Maya wa Bullets on the team’s Facebook page.
Another Bullets supporter wondered why Emmanuel Zoya, newly signed Kondwani Kumwenda and goalkeeper Owen Chaima are not given chance to showcase their skills.
“Franco Ndawa must go! Why the team signed Emmanuel Zoya and Kumwenda? These players should be given chance osati zongolowetsela kulowezazo (these players should be given chance and the lineup should not be rigid). Chaima should also be given a chance to man the goal posts, he is expericed,” he wrote.
On the other hand, many Wanderers supporters, writing on their facebook page, have argued that Chamangwana should just leave the main coaching role to under-qualified Elia Kananji.
The supporters argue that Kananji though not holding the highest available coaching license of Fam – B License is practically the best coach as compared to Chamangwana.
“Of-course Jamangwana is having a paper but on the ground is far much behind Kananji. He should just humbly allow playing puppet leaving the mantle to our beloved coach Kananji,” wrote one of the supporters.
Article 8.1 of Caf-Fam licensing regulations states that “the head coach must hold the highest available coaching license of Fam – B License or any valid foreign diploma which is equivalent to this one and recognised by Caf.”
FAM implemented this regulation this season and Big Bullets’ Mabvuto Lungu and Elia Kananji of Wanderers were affected.
However, Lungu and Kananji brought happiness to their supporters last season after winning TNM Super League and Carlsberg Cup respectively.