Nchanga Rangers coach Bruce Mwape has threatened to quit after he was verbally abused by supporters during Wednesday’s match against Zesco United which the Chingola side lost 2-0.
Mwape was bombarded with insults after the hour mark with some fans chatting “Bruce must go” slogans.
This week 11 match of the FAZ Super Division was also halted for three minutes in the 78th after bottles were thrown on the pitch at Nchanga Stadium.
In a post-match interview, Mwape told journalists that Nchanga fans must be patient owing to a litany of challenges the team was currently enduring.
“We haven’t played well starting from the word go, our players were a bit jittery. But I am very disappointed with our supporters.
I don’t know whether this is the way our supporters are supposed to behave in order to encourage the players and technical bench but we ended up receiving all sorts of insults which is not fair,” Mwape lamented.
“I am not happy and I don’t think I can be able to continue with this kind of behaviour, we came here to help the team but with the
way things are moving I don’t think I can tolerate such things,” he said.
Nchanga re-engaged Mwape two matches into the current season.
“Of course I can quit even today because this is not the way supporters are supposed to behave. First they should look at the calibre of players that we have and see whether the players are capable of delivering or learning,”
Nchanga are 10th on the table with 13 points from 10 matches played.
The Chingola club has been failing to attract stars owing to well documented financial challenges that have resulted in the mass exodus of key players in the past three seasons.