TNM Super League debutants Sable Farming have suspended coach Joseph Malizani due to the team’s poor run in the elite league.
Sable are anchoring the 16-member log table and have five points from eight games, having won once, drawn twice and lost five times.
Following the development, former Silver Strikers assistant coach Macdonald Mtetemera has been hired as caretaker coach for the remainder of the first round.
Malizani said he was not bitter with the decision.
“I have just been served with the suspension letter this afternoon. It is understandable because the results are not there. However, when one door closes, another one opens; so, I am not bitter,” he said.
Sable Technical Director Duncan Ngolanga said they opted to suspend Malizani as the situation was getting worse.
“We really thank Mr Malizani for working tirelessly to transform the team. Unfortunately, the results were not forthcoming; that is why we decided to change. Maybe the team needs another atmosphere,” he said.
Ngolanga said they had agreed with Mtetemera to take charge of the team for the remaining seven first-round games before reviewing the performance of both coaches.
“We will review how both coaches have performed at the end of the first round. Then, depending on the assessment, we will be able to make a better decision,” he said.
Mtetemera could not be reached for a comment.
This season has been full of twists and turns.
Former Flames and Nyasa Big Bullets defender Gilbert Chirwa dumped Rumphi United few games into the 2022 season while Karonga United fired Lazarus Magaya.