Civo coach Charles Manda under pressure

Civil United have cautioned new coach Charles Manda to pull up his socks in a bid to turn around the team’s poor performance to Malawi’s flagship league campaign.

Manda: Under pressure
Manda: Under pressure

Manda, the former Mighty Be Forward and Malawi national football team defender, replaced outspoken Millias Jegwa Pofera at the end of first round of the season.

But the team has failed to produce tangible results under the tutelege of Manda having managed just two points of a possible nine points.

An official at Civo disclosed that although the team has made some positive transformation under the new coach and his training methods have been publicly praised by a number of players, more work must be done.

“We had a meeting with our coach concerning the performance of the team because we have noticed that much as we have conceded less number of goals just two in three games we have only managed to collect two points of a possible nine,” he said.

“This is a cause for concern but he has assured us that he will talk to the players to change.”

He said they had given him a benefit of doubt taking into consideration that the players have lost confidence after a poor start to the campaign under Pofera reign.

Manda was assistant coach to Meke Mwase at Swaziland’s Mbabane Highlanders and was appointed technical director at Civo before taking up the mantle a month later.

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