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The Final Whistle:It’s either Chitembwe or Connor

The Green Machine has been struggling for form.

It is not a secret CAPS United is one of the teams that left no stone unturned in preparation for the new soccer season.

But the way the Green Machine started the season has not been convincing. The former Cup Kings have gone for five outings without registering a win in open play.

But the million dollar question that fans are asking now is: Is the club cursed or is someone among players or members of the technical team not doing his/her job properly?

I have a feeling that danger is looming for the technical team.

If CAPS United continue to lose points like this, it’s either new Irish coach Sean Connor will be forced to throw in the towel through pressure, or Lloyd Chitembwe is going to call it quits for the same reasons. But one of the two must be given the chance to run the club alone and put the Green Machine house in order.

It is a well-known thing in our football culture that it is very difficult for a football team to have co-leadership. We once tried it with our national team where Norman Mapeza and Madinda Ndlovu were appointed co-coaches of the national senior soccer team, the Warriors, and the answer was written on the wall when we failed to beat Cape Verde at home. One leader suffices.

Makepekepe spent much of their time in Chiredzi working on the physical fitness of their players who have failed to deliver so far.

So it is high time the CAPS United management of Twine Phiri and Farai Jere made an informed decision, whether to go with their tried and  trusted former son, Chitembwe, or give the Irish man a chance for once.

After saving CAPS United from possible relegation last season, Chitembwe would have wanted a situation where he is given a chance to prove himself, but the management thought otherwise and brought in the Irish mentor to take over as head coach.

Let me take this opportunity to warn CAPS United fans that have developed a very bad behaviour of threatening coaches, there is no room for VIOLENCE in football. Football is not about fighting.

The match pitting CAPS United and Chicken Inn ended prematurely some weeks ago after CAPS United fans threw missiles onto the pitch. Fans must be patient with management and the technical team. Patience pays at times.

Take a leaf from Arsenal fans. Their team started the season on a losing note, losing most of their opening matches as well as registering the highest losing margin this year when they were thumped 8-2 by Manchester United but they did not fire the coach nor cause violence at match venues.

It is usually costly for club owners whenever fans riot because authorities come down heavily on them. I repeat, there is no room for violence in football!!!

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