Kinnah says life goes on after Stars sacking

Malawi football legend Kinnah Phiri, who was sacked as coach of South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Free State Stars on Friday, has said he was unfairly treated but now focus ahead.

Kinnah: Coming back home

Kinnah: Coming back home

Kinnah claimed he was pressing the club on their failure to fulfil some contractual obligations and also beef up the squad hence the decision to sack him.

But the club has said the decision to sack Kinnah is based on the team’s poor start to the season as they have lost all their three PSL games so far this season.

Kinnah said: “Yes there has been poor results but the they are to blame for the team’s poor showing because they sold some key players and made R4 million [about K172 million] and I asked them to invest the money by buying quality players which we clearly lacked, but they were hesitant and as a result the team could not perform.”

The Malawian mentor said Star were not happy that he was pressing them on” some contractual obligations which they were not fulfilling.”

He also accused the South African club of not treating him fairly considering what he did for them last season by taking the team from the murky waters of relegation to ninth position.<

“When I took over, the team was at the bottom of the table [16th] and we won five straight matches and lost only one to finish on ninth position, but I guess it is one of those things,” he said.

Kinnah now said he is returning home and “life must go on,”

Stars are reported to have replaced Kinnah with German Ernst Middendorp.

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50 thoughts on “Kinnah says life goes on after Stars sacking”

  1. God First says:

    Such is life. When one door closes God open another one. I wish Kinna all the best. He can come back home today and help teams like Bullets, for it to continue doing well in the seocnd round of TNM as we all know that Lamadani has left a gap. We have seen what Chimodzi has done by joining Silver again.

  2. Anthu ena anagobadwa nzisiru basi they can not open their dirty mouth without mentioning mtumbuka Malawi belongs to any one in Malawi

  3. mzungu wa nzeru says:

    Kinna your are an achiever ife angoni a ku Ntcheu we are not tribalistic we are simply objective

  4. ungwelu says:

    Kodi inu achawa, achewa ndi anzinzanu akumwera mumabvutikiranji ndi a Tumbuka? You can not talk on social without mentioning them? Mukuwawopa eti?

    Now I know the reason!!!!!

  5. MAPWEVUPWEVU says:

    COME BACK HOME AND HELP BT UNITED TO BOUNCE BACK IN TNM SUPER LEAGUE YOU WILL BE EMPLOYED BY MR NAKOMA BT UNITED OWNER I BELEIVE SO

  6. Peter Mathanyula says:

    Amatero atumbuka zikawakanika zinthu kunamizira zambiri. Mukumbukira bwino pomwe bullets inaluza ndi Enyimba ku Nigeria kwao kwa Ma Igwe anati bullets yaluza chifukwa kunali mvula yambiri, nanga Enyimba imasewera mmamba kapena? lero ndi izi akuti amuchotsa chifukwa Kinnayo amafuna malipiro ake, zoona. Osangovomera kuti team siimachita bwino nchifukwa akuuzani kuti muone msana wa njira ya kumudzi. Welcome back to cash gate famous country.

  7. Proverbs says:

    Typical of Atumbuka. Akachotsedwa ntchito kudandaula kwambiri eee ife timadedwa eee ife sitilephera. Simungavomereze kuti you didn’t perform as expected. Just accept things and retire. Za mpira zi siilani mafana. Ena ayeseponso.

  8. Myao says:

    I hope that u made a lot of savings from your previous contract and invested wisely. All people should learn saving and investing. Moyo supanganika uwu. Zabwino zonse

  9. chipie says:

    Your sacking was influenced by BB here @home. So let them employ you. Chisokonezo ku pannel ya BB chafika. Mpata wa noma uwo! Ukuwoneka. Koma tsoka lina ilo la kochi wa Bullets likumutsotsombetsa afta kuluza ndi noma. Aisova yekha alimbenazo.

  10. You did your part Kinnah & you can walk with your shoulders high. They fire you & hire Mazinyo who has failed at any given club he has coached. We will see. The season is just started & honestly speaking Free State Stars has got only average players not good enough to play for the Premier League. All the best & good luck they will call you when they find themselves in quagmire.

  11. Sapitwa says:

    This man could not have been coaching but owning a club in Malawi. He was a super star during his time.His aborted contract by MCP jealousy Government was a big blow.

  12. Aubrey Norman says:

    Bwana Ine ndakhala ndikukutsatani kwambiri palibe chodandawula mulungu apeleka mwayi wina kwa Inu koma pa nthawi yomwe muliku mudzi mungotithandizirako maganizo pang’ono ku Team yanga ya BB chonde chonde.

  13. Gamba says:

    Kodi who is Kinna Phiri?

  14. clement Kaliati says:

    Part of life coach,I love you.choyipa chisata mwini muwona sadzawinaso mpira stars.

  15. Cecilia Mapila says:

    Yo men! Welcome back home Broda! You no kill nobody! You play good dose oda days for Mada Malawi. You coach good Malawi National team. You legend! Yo name in the Hall of Fame! Come back home Broda, come back great Son of da land of da lake!

  16. opportunist says:

    Come back Kinnah Big Bullets will welcome u back. Home is best .U have done ur best

  17. mbwangalambwangala says:

    Mzuni is waiting fot you bwana to prove your salt

  18. Eliya says:

    Mwalandilidwa Kuno Kumuzi Kwayeni Kudyesa Nthanga Zungu Ukuliwona

  19. Eliya says:

    You Are Wellcome To Our Team BB Bwelerani Komwe Munachokela, Anzanu Atelo Kale Simathelo Koma Chiyambi Cha Moyo Wina

  20. Afanaze says:

    Kinnah u always b my hero plz come home as there is alot we have to work together to transform and mordenize football in Malawi.

  21. Pete Nyandoro says:

    Kinnah you are not a cash gater, come back home to roost. After all nyumba yako unaika wa rent wa mzungu uja ungomuuza afumuke udzaone pofikira. David Moyes anatha chonco ku Man U sizachilendo izi.

  22. Wawa Phiri says:

    Carlsberg cup kuno ena akadalirabe maliro ake…kkk. Bwerani bambo Kinna mudzawathandize anthuwa nsanga kuti kapena angayambenso kusamba akuti mkaka…kkkkkkkk

  23. markc says:

    bwerani azakulembani ntchito a Mponda!

  24. zoom says:

    Welcome Kinna….don’t worry that’s part of life

  25. gooluck says:

    Kkkkkk,such as life BB, kaithandizeni mitu sikugwira kumeneku

  26. wako says:

    welcome to bb

  27. Nachisale says:

    Welcome back home Kinnah, BB is waiting for you, that’s not the end of everything. Anzanu a Young Chimodzi ndi awo abwerera ku Silver inunso just humble yourself and try to help BB scoope Standard Bank and this year’s supper league cup. Misozi ya Carlsberg cup ikuchuchabe think you can help BB so that tafenso maule timweko wamkaka aaaah! tachimwa chani ifeyo kutibera penalty?

  28. Adam christon Masamba says:

    Thanx Mr my Kinnah Phiri, go back home, ourland of Malawi, we likely love the peace. Don’t worry Kinnah, we know it vry well about u.

  29. john banda says:

    come and help useless BB

    1. chitsulu iwe timu kusewera ma game 17 osaluza ndikumati useless wakhuta khobwe wosapsa eti.

  30. NKhutukumve says:

    Koma ndiye ndi one of those things indeed!….well said KInna

  31. ngongoliwa says:

    That is how coaches lose their jobs. I thought Malawian clubs are uncivilized for doing the same but alas its allover the world including the home of xenophobia. There is no regular disciplinary hearing in football jobs. I am afraid if unfair dismissal concept was coiled for even you coaches. If you want regular discipline hearings then join us in the mwenye shops and some foreign owned companies.

  32. daniel samarakunjuta says:

    South African players are failures and lazy they don’t do what coaches tell them to do thus why their league is a joke.I don’t watch Sa soccer its an embarrassment. God bless our kinnah and welcome back home sir!!

  33. Denguzman says:

    Welcome home bro kunotu simunaphe munthu.

  34. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Plz BB u must include this guy if he comes there @ home. He is agud cowch jst xenophobia in RSA. BB shud focus on winning de league, 4get za mowazi, i hop my ppo r proud of BB, though we in exile we do support BB osayiwala Man City. Zabwino zonse maule!

  35. Blessed Banda says:

    A had a chat with one South African at a workshop in Cape Town who lives in the same city where Kinah was based. He actually said this team mistraets Kinah because they normally need him when they are about to be relegated. When things are well they dump him. Leave them Kinnah. Go home and coach Big Bullets.

  36. Joe says:

    Kinna kept the team in PSL. They have ill-treated him. Thatsfootball.Betterdays are coming Kinna. football needs you

  37. Truck says:

    Welcome back home Kinnah! You have tried your best !

  38. ibrahim makwati says:

    bwererani ku Bullets tizakuchiteni zina ndi zina inumuli komweko

  39. clement says:

    I understand Kinnah,free State stars ill-treated you and they mess up surely they will remember you soon coz middenorp is a failed coach.

  40. mlhako says:

    kinnah abwere ku bullets azasokoneze ma plan a FAM ofuna kugwetsa Bullets

  41. mlhomwe says:

    Kinnah is a hero! Big Bullets family will welcome you papa

  42. wez says:

    Cool down! Things will workout soon they may even call u back for that matter.

  43. Kanonono says:

    There is no story here. Coaches are hired to be fired.

  44. zanga phee says:

    osadanda, bwelanikoni Baba, timu yanu ya Big Bullets ikukusowa zintchito zanu.musandikumbutse za Loweluka.
    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  45. Kinnah is a good coach but the world does not recognise such people, just come home others will pick you while others shall remember your contribution you have so far made to them “Bravo.”

  46. redeemed says:

    Typical of South Africans. You will recall the treatment the former Bafana Bafana couch received after winning the African cup of nations championship in 2006. SAFA opted to hire a foreign couch whom despite receiving a large amount of money compared to Clive Barker’s demanded and got a boot in the most undignified manner ever, performed dismally poor. Today the South Africa’s national team is so cursed to a point of failing to even qualify for caf inspite of all the world class resources at their disposal. Nevertheless we are proud of you Mr Phiri for your outstanding performance in the previous season and do believe that your contribution will be highly appreciated back their at home.

  47. makito says:

    He is not the first to be fired. Coaches are fired if they do not perform. He did not perform and therefore got the boot.

  48. stephen says:

    bwerani baba. team yanu bullets ikukudikirani. welcome home.

  49. MaiMai says:

    Easy man every job is like that. Morihno too didn’t start well but is not fired! And there is no competitive football in RSA just that we malawians don’t have anywhere to go.

    Take rest God will bless you with another job

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