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Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri finally gets the sack

Published on: 15 January 2013

Malawi have sacked Kinnah Phiri as coach of the Flames, the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have announced.

The 58-year-old has paid the price after leading the Southern Africans into a string of uninspiring performances, the latest their 3-1 humiliation by Bafana Bafana.

Phiri promised to beat Ghana to the 2013 AFCON qualification slot but failed to deliver as the Black Stars defeated them in both legs in a 3-0 aggregate.

"Football Association of Malawi would like to announce that at its emergency executive meeting held on 12th January 2013, a decision was taken to relieve the national coach and the entire technical panel of its duties with immediate effect owing to a poor run of results of the Malawi national team," said a statement from FAM.

"This decision also applies to the position of the Technical Director. Having dissolved the technical panel, it has been agreed that Malawi Government should terminate the employment contract of the concerned parties."

Malawians called for the head of Phiri after failing to qualify for the 2013 AFCON but the Malawi Football Association kept faith in the coach.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Cunt master flex says:
    January 15, 2013 12:19 pm
    Futball is not bragging .It's abt wat u can do on field of play.ANYWAY ALL DE BEST.
  • Bryt says:
    January 15, 2013 02:12 pm
    @jeff 2 talk of respect, zambians are de most disrespectful africans. they always jump in 2 insult whenever an article is posted on facebook concerning Ghana or Nigeria. talking of dominance in football southern africa is no were near west african countries.
  • selfmade says:
    January 15, 2013 05:42 pm
    Kwasia coach!!! It serves him right!! Viva the revolutionciooooooooooo!!!!!
  • theprince says:
    January 15, 2013 05:49 pm
    this is ur last afcon mark my word, u zambians
  • Jeff says:
    January 15, 2013 01:42 pm
    Hello ghanaians,,you guys are the most disrespectful people in africa. Just wait southern africa is taking over now..its time for zambia,SA,Zimbabwe,angola,malawi to rule now...
  • theprince says:
    January 15, 2013 10:13 am
    His unnecessary bragging caused him
  • theprince says:
    January 15, 2013 10:13 am
    His unnecessary bragging cause him
  • junior mafia says:
    January 15, 2013 09:25 am
    Dis guy dey yob too much