PREMIERSHIP football side Buffaloes head coach Saul Chaminuka says the club’s executive decision to give him a three-match ultimatum to collect six points will only worsen the situation in the camp and add more pressure on the players.
Report by Kenneth Nyangani
The army side has collected only a point out of a possible 15 points and face Triangle at Gibbo Stadium this afternoon.
The ultimatum is affecting the entire Buffaloes technical staff that includes the first assistant Shadreck Magurasave and Timothy Masachi.
“Pressure is always there in the game of football, but this issue of ultimatum will not be on me only, but the pressure will always be on the players. This issue of ultimatums will not solve anything at all, I think those responsible should find a way to motivate the players and l will also try my best,” he said.
“This is football, every team goes through a bad spell and I cannot go into the pitch to play football with an ultimatum over my shoulder. Okay, for example if in your team you do have players who do not like you, in such cases what do you do? They will sabotage you,” added Chaminuka.
The army side is lying on the eighth position with 16 points from 12 matches.
The Mutare-based side first litmus test will come against Triangle at today before they return at home to take on champions Dynamos before facing Tripple B in Beitbridge.
Last year Chaminuka was also given a three-match ultimatum to collect at least seven points. He, however amassed six points before he was given another chance to lead the army side that eventually ended the season in sixth position.