Chidzambwa's job on the line

Sunday Chidzambwa is battling to hold onto his job as coach of Black Leopards just five matches into the new South African Premier League season.

Sunday Chidzambwa
Sunday Chidzambwa

The former Dynamos and Zimbabwe coach, who has been tainted by the Asiagate match fixing scandal, has seen his team make a terrible start in their debut season in the top flight.

There is speculation that he could soon be replaced by Mpumalanga Black Aces assistant coach, Mark Harrison.

Leopards lie 12th in the 16-team league with four points from five games – eight behind early pacesetters Kaizer Chiefs. Their last two outings ended in a 3-0 drubbing by Supersport and a 2-2 draw with Platinum Stars.

The poor start to the season has forced Chidzambwa to talk down the team’s chances of pushing the leaders.

"I need to be realistic and say I would be happy to see Leopards remaining in the Premiership this season," he admitted.

"But there is still a long way to go and ample time to organise ourselves and I believe the team will reach its potential soon.”

Chidzambwa led Leopards into the Premier League after two seasons in the National First Division. Leopards reached the Nedbank Cup final last season, losing 1-0 to Orlando Pirates.

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