KALISTO Pasuwa has been spared the axe with Dynamos secretary general Webster Chikengezha saying they still have faith in the coach despite the champions’ dreadful recent results which have seen them suffer two successive defeats.
Reports this week had suggested the Dynamos executive held a crisis meeting for an inquest into team’s dismal performance this season with Pasuwa reportedly facing the axe.
Former Monomotapa and Warriors coach Norman Mapeza was said to have been lined up to replace Pasuwa whose side has been shocked 1-0 by Chapungu and Buffaloes in the last two league matches.
However, Chikengezha said there were no plans to fire Pasuwa and dismissed speculation Mapeza was set to come in as replacement for him.
“As secretary general of the club, I am surprised that there could be a meeting to fire the coach which I don’t know,” said Chikengezha.
“I am surprised to see all this in the newspapers. There are no plans to fire the coach nor are there plans to bring in Norman Mapeza as coach. All this is not true.
“We have faith in Pasuwa and when we meet it will be just a routine meeting to review the situation. This is the norm with all the sixteen clubs in the league. They always meet after every match for reviews.”
The defeat to Buffaloes at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday was their third league defeat in six matches and the second straight loss following another reverse to premiership new boys Chapungu in midweek last week.
That defeat has left the champions in eighth place on the league table with nine points, three behind joint leaders Highlanders and ZPC Kariba.
Hard to please Dynamos supporters expressed their frustration at the team’s performance when they threw missiles at board chairman Bernard Marriot at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday as he tried to calm them following the defeat to Buffaloes.
The supporters also appear to have grown impatient with Pasuwa despite having led the team to three successive league titles.
Dynamos make the trip Maglas to face Shabanie Mine this Sunday hoping to recover from the defeat in the previous two matches.
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SUNDAY: ZPC Kariba v Highlanders (Gwanzura SS9), Shabanie Mine v Dynamos (Maglas), Buffaloes v FC Platinum (Sakubva), Hwange v Bantu Rovers (Colliery)