Chitem­bwe should re­main re­silient

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Leader & Comment -

EDI­TOR — Not so long ago, Lloyd Chitem­bwe was be­ing hailed and saluted as one of the best lo­cal foot­ball coaches who took CAPS United from the shad­ows of fail­ure and un­der-achieve­ment.

He guided the Green Ma­chine to a sen­sa­tional league cham­pi­onship un­der the most dif­fi­cult of con­di­tions, his run in the Cham­pi­ons League has also been de­cent.

CAPS United are just be­ing slowed down by their fix­ture con­ges­tion and some are al­ready hint­ing that Chitem­bwe should be sacked.

Foot­ball is marked by ups and downs and the ter­rain is not al­ways smooth even if he is to ask fel­low coaches in the do­mes­tic top-flight.

Ear­lier in the sea­son he cited con­cerns about the neg­a­tive im­pacts of fix­ture con­ges­tion and peo­ple dis­missed him as a cry baby.

Now he is be­ing crit­i­cised from all cor­ners, if he is that ter­ri­ble how did he win the cham­pi­onship last sea­son?

He should keep chas­ing dreams and ob­jec­tives be­cause fail­ure is never an op­tion.

We know him as a com­bat­ive hard-work­ing coach. His ded­i­ca­tion can­not be ques­tioned even from his play­ing days at the same club he is now man­ag­ing.

Next stop is the Zim­babwe na­tional team King Lloyd, don’t let bad re­sults dis­hearten you.

Be firm and strong.

Felix Zonke, Harare.

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