UNDER-fire Mutare City Rovers coach, Joseph Takaringofa has been given a four-match ultimatum to collect at least nine points, failure of which he could lose his job.
The resolution was reached on Tuesday night at the team’s executive meeting in Mutare.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
This follows a poor start to the 2018 season, where the team collected a single point from the opening four matches.
They lost to Nichrut (1-0), Chapungu (3-2), Chicken Inn (2-1) and one-all stalemate against Harare City on Easter Monday at Vengere Stadium in Rusape.
Takaringofa faces a tough task with the next match coming against Shabanie Mine.
The club’s spokesperson, Clayton Masekesa confirmed the development.
“The executive has resolved to give the coaches an ultimatum because we are not happy with the current results. As you know, we want to avoid relegation and the results so far are undesirable,’’ he said.
“We hope that the coaches will pull up their socks and start collecting points. It looks harsh, but we had no option, but to give them a target,’’ he said.
The next four games include clashes against Shabanie Mine (away) Bulawayo Chiefs (home), Ngezi Platinum (away) and FC Platinum (home),’’ he said.
Meanwhile, there is a mouthwatering clash this weekend, when table toppers Ngezi Platinum Stars take on Chicken Inn at the Baobab Stadium on Saturday. The two have been tipped as the favourites for the league title and a clash pitting the high-flying platinum miners against Joey Antipas’ Chicken Inn, is likely to produce fireworks.
Chicken Inn will be looking to end Ngezi Platinum Stars’ perfect record, as well as their proud home record, which has stood since July 2016.
PSL fixtures (All matches start at 3pm unless stated)
Saturday: Harare City v Bulawayo Chiefs (1pm Rufaro), ZPC Kariba v Dynamos (Nyamhunga), Bulawayo City v Black Rhinos (BF), Yadah v Triangle (NSS), Ngezi v Chicken Inn (Baobab).
Sunday: Caps v Herentals (NSS), Shabanie v Mutare City (Maglas), Chapungu v FC Platinum (Ascot), Highlanders v Nichrut (BF).