Dynamos senior players have thrown their weight behind the team’s embattled head coach Elvis “Chuchu” Chiweshe.
Chiweshe has come under increasing pressure from the team’s supporters to quit his job after the Harare giants bowed out of the Orange Caf Champions League and an indifferent performance on the local front.
However, some senior players interviewed by NewsDay Fridaysaid Chiweshe is the right man for the job.
Said Dynamos midfielder Benjamin Marere: “He (Chuchu) is the same coach who led the team to qualify for the Champions League last season and led us to the mini-league of the competition.”
The speedy winger added: “He is also the same guy who won us nine consecutive opening games of the season so there is no justification to fire him now.”
Marere said supporters should appreciate the team’s performance considering they were involved in many competitions this season.
“Booing us will not get the team anywhere. The moment they start booing us or threatening the coach, we lose confidence and it’s not good for the club,” said Marere.
He revealed his emotional celebration when he netted the second goal against Black Mambas on Wednesday was an apparent show of solidarity with the coach.
“All the players went and hugged him as a way of appreciation. We wanted to show the supporters that we are right behind our coach and they should also do the same,” he said.
Striker Evans Gwekwerere said fans should be patient with Chuchu.
“The supporters want him to go but it’s not the right time, fans should be patient. Chuchu is the right man for the job, he hasn’t done anything bad,” said Gwekwerere.
“The problem is that supporters are not coming to support the team these days but to threaten the coach. They should give him the chance to prove himself.”
Even Cephas Chimedza, a former Dynamos player who is now plying his trade in Europe also added his voice on the Chuchu versus fans battle.
“Firing the coach will not solve the problem. Look at the team that is there now, it’s not good enough for the Champions League and they expect him to do miracles,” said Chimedza.