Silver Strikers coach Stain Chirwa has thrown in the towel and says he is ready to quit his position following the team’s poor performance.
Chirwa, commenting on his team’s 0-3 loss to Big Bullets in Carlsberg Cup semi-final on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium, said he would step down if his bosses felt so.
“If they fire me today, I will not complain because our job requires us to produce results. I have been with Silver for more than 20 years and I will always support the club because I love Silver with all my heart,” Chirwa said.
The coach said he would pack his bags and move to his home, Nkhata Bay, in the event that he is asked to step down.
“I bought a boat and a fishing net,” Chirwa said. “I am ready to quit and go home and do some fishing.”
“I am sure Nkhata Bay United or Nkhata Bay Select would need my services there.”
Nobody had anticipated that the semi-final between Standard Bank defending champions and Super League champion Bullets, who are also Carlsberg Cup holders, would be such a one-sided affair.
Even after conceding a goal in first half, there was still some hope that the Bankers would resurrect.
But Silver were a shadow of themselves as they conceded two more goals in second half.
After the game, striker Green Harawa, said the team’s performance was terrible.
“We didn’t play the way I know Silver,” Harawa said. “We were completely out of the game.”
A Silver fan, Henry Madzi, called upon the executive committee to fire the entire technical panel.
“These coaches should not even dare attend training session on Tuesday,” he said.
Silver have struggled in both league and cup games but the coaches have attributed the poor performance to the departure of some key players like Chawanangwa Kawonga, Young Chimodzi Jnr, Frank Banda and Charles Swini
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