CAPS United manager, Sean Connor, was yesterday confronted by a militant section of his team's fans soon after he had addressed his weekly press conference at East 24 in the capital.
The fans, stung by the back-to-back defeats against Highlanders and Hwange, claimed that either Connor or his assistant Lloyd Chitembwe should vacate the dressing room.
After a poor start, in which they went for six games without a win, CAPS United found their rhythm when they edged Quelaton 1-0 at the National Sports Stadium and followed it up with victories over Blue Rangers (1-0), FC Platinum (3-1) and Hardbody (1-0)
In the next matches the Green Machine were held to successive 1-1 draws by Black Mambas and highflying Buffaloes.
But it is the 1-0 defeat to pacesetters Bosso and the 2-1 loss to Hwange, which came in between an industrial action by the players, which appear to have infuriated the fans.
The fans, numbering about eight, included one commonly known as Mupostori, who operates his taxi at the Copacabana rank.
They stormed the venue of the press conference soon after the Northern Irishman had addressed the media.
Connor had brought his son, Noah, and giant goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda, who had missed the last two league matches through injury, to the media briefing.
Efforts by CAPS United marshals and some East 24 staff members to bar the group from storming into room were fruitless.
Trymore Silas, who claims to be the secretary of the CAPS United's Harare Chapter of Supporters, said the fans were pained by the lack of consistency in the team.
"Our concern is that we cannot have two coaches operating at the same capacity.
"This set-up of Connor and Chitembwe is just not working because we are not getting results.
"As fans, we want the team to win and we believe they should be one coach.
"How can we have two bulls in one kraal?"
The fans called on the CAPS United executive to re-assign either Connor or Chitembwe away from the first team.
"Our demand is that there should be one coach who is responsible for the team's results and not the current scenario where the technical department is not pulling in one direction.
"Last year Lodza came and helped the team towards the end of the season and we think he should have been given the reins this year instead of bringing a foreigner.
"We want results now so that we challenge for the championship and we don't want to wait for three years to rebuild.
"Now some players no longer listen to Connor and prefer Chitembwe while some want him."
Connor, appealed for patience from the fans and assured them that results will come.
"Every time we lose, I am disappointed and the players are even more disappointed than the fans.
"At the moment, we still have 16 games to play and that is a maximum of 48 points.
"So we can still achieve our target of a top four finish and right now we are just seven points away from the team in fourth.
"The buzz word is that we had a 'pile' of two defeats and we need a 'plethora' of wins to move up there," he said.
Connor said he will not allow past results to distract him from the focus of the job at hand.
"I should never be burdened by the past. I can only learn from the past. It should inspire you and can create history for you," said Connor.
"We have the capacity to shoot ourselves in the foot.
"The fans should know that it hurts the players more than them to lose.
"This week is good in that we preparing to play Dynamos with all the excitement and anticipation of the derby."
The CAPS manager revealed that Sibanda remained injured and was likely to miss the derby.
The big 'keeper has resumed light training but is still cautious of playing in the highly explosive tie.
"I would have like to play in the match against Dynamos but my health comes first.
"Every time the team loses, I am disappointed and not just because I fail to play against Dynamos," said Sibanda.