Hwange Football Club head coach Tennant Chilumba is not happy with the inconsistency of the team ahead of their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against Caps United at the Colliery on Sunday.
The Zambian national said he intends to meet with the club’s executive soon as he suspects there is interference with the players from outside which is affecting the performance of the team.
“It is disturbing when the players go round and talk to the executive before talking to you and I suspect someone could be doing something behind my back.
“I am getting disturbed because I am the driver of the team and it is disturbing the morale of the team. I intend to meet with the executive soon on the matter. Last year it was not happening and it is quite disturbing. There is inconsistency in the team, we are winning this week and losing the other week and we are trying to work on that,” Chilumba said.
Hwange have been straddling among the top
teams on the log-standings having perched on position four and have now slumped to eighth position winning only one game in six matches in the second half of the Premiership.
After beating Zimbabwe Saints 1-0 in the last match in the first half of the season at the Colliery, Hwange drew 0-0 with Chikwata at White City Stadium.
They succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Highlanders at home and lost by the same scoreline to FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium.
Beaming with confidence after felling log leaders Motor Action 3-2 at the Colliery, Chipangano were dispatched 2-0 by Chicken Inn last week.
Despite his reservations and the loss to Chicken Inn, Chilumba said he was confident the coal-miners would make it into the top four at the end of the season.
“Despite the loss to Chicken Inn, we are okay. We are still in contention. Last year we finished in the top eight and this year we are finishing in the top four. Everything else is in place, all I have to do is to work on the communication between me and the players,” Chilumba said.
It’s also not has been rosy for Caps United although they picked up their first 2-0 win against log-anchors Kiglon with new coach Lloyd Chitembwe last week after losing four straight matches.
Caps United fired Maxwell Takaendesa Jongwe who had lost 1-0 to Masvingo, 3-0 to Monomotapa, 2-1 to Dynamos and 3-0 to Gunners.
One of the biggest teams in Zimbabwe parted ways with Moses Chunga who threw in the towel after losing to 1-0 to Highlanders in BancABC Sup8r Cup quarter-finals and they are on position 11 on the log table.
Jongwe took over after Chunga’s departure and passed the baton to Chitembwe, who recorded a win in his first assignment.