Kinnah deserves a second chance as Director of Football, says Nyamilandu

By Duncan Kaonga

The county’s Football governing body president Walter Nyamilandu says Flames legend, Kinnah Phiri should be considered for another chance as Director of Football in the country.

The development comes after the former Flames coach took on some top officials in the Ministry of Sports who he claims did not want him on the post.

Nyamilandu tweeted “Kinnah is a real legend. He deserves a second chance. We all learn from our mistakes.”

Phiri has since March, 2020 been complaining saying government did not give him a tangible assignment nearly a year after taking up the job as football director.

Kinna: Once a legend, always one

“I am like a ghost worker, I go report to work and just sit in the office doing nothing,” complained Phiri in March.

Five months down the line, his contract has not been renewed and Phiri has come in open to claim that two top gurus at the ministry of Sports sabotaged him.

“My contract as director of football was not renewed because some two people wanted me out of the system right now I am living in misery because of these two,” said Phiri

Phiri “Electric” as he was known in his hay days helped the Flames to qualify for the African cup of Nations finals after 24 years in Angola and also played a vital role for the Flames success during the East and Central Africa Championships in 1978 as a player.

After leaving the post as Flames coach, Phiri went to South Africa, Botswana and Eswatini searching for greener pastures before returning home in 2016 where he helped now defiant Mzuzu University football Club to survive the chop from the elite league then went to Tanzania to mentor Mbeya City before returning home again.


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