Zambian Super League club Nakambala Leopards have axed head coach Mathews Phiri following a string of poor results.
Leopards are second from bottom on the table and have only four points from six matches this season, their last four games all ending in defeat.
Club chairman Lloyd Mwale confirmed that Kaunda Simonda will be the acting head coach, with Jones Kapokola his assistant.
He explained the decision to the ZambianFootball website: “We held an executive committee meeting [on Monday] where we agreed that we part company with our coach [Phiri]. Effective [Thursday], he will not be part of the team.”
He added: “We have very good crop of players and we do not understand why we are failing to win games. Some of the games that we have lost, we could have picked something or managed to win them.
Leopards are away to fellow relegation zone club Real Nakonde on Saturday.
Phiri is the second Super Division coach to be fired this season after Mufulira Wanderers parted ways with Ahmed Suliman in April.