WITH the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League still in its infancy, two coaches have already lost their jobs while the axe is hovering over a few other heads.
A lot has been happening in football circles, which has seen some clubs threatening to sever ties with their coaches.
I hope and trust the CAPS United/Quelaton match in which the Green Machine registered their first win of the season was a big lesson to impatient fans.
It's only three weeks ago that CAPS United fans pelted missiles at their coaches Sean Connor and Lloyd Chitembwe for a poor show, but on Monday they were the ones who were leading celebrations after a 1-0 victory over Quelaton.
Administrators and fans should pluck a leaf from European clubs that stick to their coaches despite strings of poor results.
A very good example was seen in the English Premiership where Arsenal lost a number of its opening matches including their heaviest defeat --8-2 to rivals Manchester United, but they never thought of firing Arsene Wenger.
Blackburn Rovers sunk into relegation with their coach Steve Kean even after a poor show. CAPS United had not won or even scored a goal in open play for the past six matches. Patience pays and clubs must have faith in their coaches rather than changing them at will.
So far Quelaton have already parted ways with their head coach, youthful Thulani Sibanda. But the Quelaton executive must have taken into consideration that this is their debut season in the premiership with most of their players still trying to get used to the rigours of top-flight football.
The club should have given Sibanda enough time to adapt to this new level of football. Sibanda's exit paved the way for Farai Sibanda, who has managed two victories since taking over the reins at the Bulawayo-based outfit but lost to CAPS United on Monday.
Wishes Shiridzinomwa of Blue Rangers was demoted with Misheck Chidzambwa bouncing back as head coach. Rangers are anchoring the 16-team log table without a single win in all the matches they have played so far.
I think it has to be considered that the team lost a number of influential players during the off-season period to other clubs.
Rahman Gumbo of FC Platinum is also another coach whose job is not safe.
Despite winning two trophies this season, FC Platinum's performance in the league, coupled by an early exit in the Champions League, has not gone down well with a section of the team's executive.
Gumbo has new players in his camp and should be given time to come up with winning combinations. Besides, he is still trying other players that did not have a chance to play in the unsuccessful Champions League campaign.
For now, the club president Nathan Shoko has landed his support, but for how long? Callisto Pasuwa had done well during the off-season preparations winning most of his matches.
However, the club endured another painful exit from Champions League after falling to Tunisian giants Esperance who trounced them 6-0 in the first leg before forcing a 1-1 draw in Harare.
After that painful exit, DeMbare failed to beat Shabanie Mine in a midweek league match in Zvishavane, adding misery on the youthful coach.
Coaches should not be taken for a ride, they should sign contracts that will see them getting their salaries even if they are sitting at home after losing their jobs.
They should desist from signing performance-related contracts as these put them under unnecessary pressure.
Let's spare a thought for our coaches. it took Sir Alex Ferguson six years to build a championship winning Manchester United team.