Silva out to save job

SPORTS WRITER

DYNAMOS coach Paulo Jorge Silva has had running battles with almost everyone during his short stint with the Harare giants.
The Portuguese mentor now needs everyone to be on his side as he battles to save his job after being handed a three-match ultimatum by the club hierarchy on Wednesday night.
During his moments of madness, Silva has clashed with his players, members of his technical team, journalists, prophets and the list is endless.
Silva was hired by the former champions at the start of the season and was tasked to retain back the title they lost to Chicken Inn during the 2015 campaign.
And while it’s still too early, the Glamour Boys have had a poor start both in the league and cup matches which forced the team’s executive to call for an emergency meeting where Silva and his technical team were told to win their next three matches or face the chop.
The Glamour Boys have not made any impact in all the matches they have played thus far having lost 0-3 to Chicken Inn in the opening game of the season.
They were also lucky to register a goal less draw against Triangle in their second match of the season which left fans fuming.
The Harare giants have also lost to Chicken Inn in the semi-finals of the Independence Cup which was followed by another defeat to FC Platinum in the third and fourth playoff of the same tournament, all in a space of one week.
Matters have been made worse by the fact that the team has failed to score in all the matches with quite a lot of negatives coming out from the camp, particularly Silva, raising claims of sabotage from some senior players.
Silva was given the next three matches against Mutare City, CAPS United and Hwange to save his job but judging from how the team has fared so far, the Portuguese will need more than a miracle to stay at the Harare giants.
The temperamental Portuguese gaffer will also need to put his house in order after claims of sabotage against him.
However, in these desperate times, Silva needs his players to fight for him on the pitch in order to save his job.
But this is unlikely to happen as it appears the Portuguese has lost his dressing room with a number of senior players no longer happy to be led by Silva.
There are many instances when the DeMbare players are in good positions to score but make the wrong decision at the crucial moment to spurn the chance.
Player power will
always win in such scenarios as Silva will be heavily exposed going into those three matches starting with the one against Mutare City this weekend.  
Fixtures:
Tomorrow:
Chicken Inn v How Mine (Luveve Stadium), ZPC Kariba v Bulawayo City (Nyamhunga Stadium), FC Platinum v Chapungu (Mandava Stadium)
Sunday:
Triangle United v Border Strikers (Gibbo Stadium), Tsholotsho v Highlanders (Barbourfields Stadium), CAPS United v Harare City (National Sports Stadium), Mutare City Rovers v Dynamos (Sakubva Stadium), Hwange v Ngezi Platinum Stars (Coliery Stadium)

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