Malawi Super league side Civo not firing coach Jegwe

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Civo Service United have denied that under fire coach Milias ‘Jegwe’ Pofera  has been sacked by the club, Malawi24 can reveal.

According to the team’s vice general secretary Ronald Chiwaula, there was no meeting planned by the executive to fire Jegwe who has seen his side finishing 11th in the first round of the top flight with 16 points following another home defeat to Dwangwa United in the just ended week before exiting the 2016 Carlsberg Cup following a 1-nil defeat to rivals Silver Strikers.

Milias Pofera

Milias Pofera not facing the sack.

“Those are just mere speculations. We haven’t had any meeting discussing the sacking of our coach Milias Pofera.”

“At the moment, we will have a meeting to review what went wrong for us in the first round to endure such a bad start but we must confirm that our coach is staying put,” said Chiwaula.

It has also been reported that Civo is determined to hold on to Jegwe rather than go through the mess of a mid-season change.

Last month, reports circulated in the local press that the former Dedza Young Soccer coach, who is a CAF A Licence holder, was no longer in control of his own dressing room after he fell out with influential Civo players to the extent of exchanging words during the team’s training sessions.

On Sunday, Civo Service supporters had an emergency meeting where they demanded for an explanation on why the team is struggling in the on-going season but there was no immediate response from their administrators.

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