Pressure mounts on Chilumba

Pressure mounts on Chilumba
Power Dynamos coach Tennant Chilumba/Backpagepix

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Monday May 19, 2014. 09:39

Power Dynamos management has turned the heat on coach Tennant Chilumba after a string of poor results.

Early pacesetters Power, who won their opening five games of the season scoring 13 and conceding just three goal's, have lost steam after picking up four straight draws as they chase their first league title since 2011.

On Sunday, Power relinquished their eight-week-old reign at the summit of the FAZ Super Division table when Zanaco beat Indeni 4-0 to surpass and relegated them to second place.

Zanaco now lead the table on 20 points, one more than Power after nine games played.

"We are not happy with the below average performance," Power club secretary Ricky Mamfunda told AfricanFootball.com in Kitwe.

"We cannot have four consecutive draws; yes or two draws is understandable but the technical bench should be creative enough to understand where the grey areas where the team is not doing fine."

Although still unbeaten this season, Power trace their last league win to April 20 when they defeated visitors Green Buffaloes 3-1 in Kitwe.

Since then, Power drew 0-0 away to Zesco United,then rallied to finish 1-1 away at struggling Roan United and later squandered a 1-0 lead to finish 1-1 at home with Red Arrows.

Last Saturday, the six-time champions failed to spark in a scoreless away draw at promoted National Assembly in Lusaka.

The pressure is set to mount this weekend when they host promoted Green Eagles who have just come off a shock 3-1 home win over Zesco to pick up their first win of the season.




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