By Patrick Lunda
Former Malawian coach get down to business at Tanzanian club
Former Malawi national football team coach, Kinnah Phiri, on Sunday got down to business at a Tanzania club Mbeya City Council with a barren draw against Tanzania Prison in a league game.
Kinnah, who signed a two-year contract with the Mbeya, secured the barren draw in his game in charge of the team.
Mbeya, perching on ninth position, were never given a chance to stand against the sixth placed team.
The result has seen Mbeya maintaining their ninth position in the 16-team league with 18 points from 18 games so far.
Kinnah took charge of the team barely a day after signing the contract to lead the team in the fight against relegation.
The former Malawi football legend got the Tanzania club job in style after helping unfancied Mzuni University to escape relegation in the top flight league.
The move to Tanzania was made while the outspoken coach had presented his plans to the the students on preparations for the forthcoming season.
But he hinted on moving after disclosing that he was not an employee of Mzuni as he was just helping the team.
The former South Africa top league side Free State Stars coach has a daunting task to restore the teams reputation having finished on position three and four in the 2014 and 2015 season respectively.
Phiri’s move to Tanzania follows that of a other Malawi football legend Jack Chamangwana who had worked for top league side Young Africans.
He finished off his sojourn with short stint with Majimaji.