Civo deny firing coach Pofera Jegwe

Struggling  Civo United have denied media reports that the club Executive Committee has fired its under-pressure head coach Millias Pofera Jegwe following the team’s recent poor run of form.

Pofera Jegwe : Under pressure
Pofera Jegwe : Under pressure

Reports of Jegwe’s  firing have been circulating after Civo’s last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat against Dwangwa United.

But in an interview with a local radio on Tuesday, Civo Vice General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula denied the allegations.

“I am talking in my capacity as the spokesperson for the team and let me tell you this, as executive we have not met to discuss the issue of Mr. Jegwe. But since we have finished our first round league games, we will soon meet together with the coach and entire technical panel to review how we have performed in the first round” explained Chiwaula.

He further revealed that Jegwe’s future will be decided after the review meeting.

The Civil Servants General Secretary has also expressed ignorance on reports that some senior players had a meeting where they agreed that Jegwe be fired and that he should not be with the team at the beginning of the second round.

The Civil Servants have had one of their worst ever seasons having only collected 16 points from 15 games and they seat on position 11.

They have not only struggled in the league but also in cup competitions.

Just last week, they were shown exit in the Carlsberg Cup by their city rivals Silver Strikers and failed to reach even the round of 16 stage.

The team has been hit by several injuries and they again lost two of their key pillars in defence captain Emmanuel Zoya and John Lanjesi who switched to champions Nyasa Big Bullets at a fee of K8 million.

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