Kinnah’s Stars pull great comeback against SuperSport: Moves out of relegation zone

Malawian coach Kinnah Phiri’s South African side, Free State Stars, pulled the biggest comeback of the PSL matches played in midweek as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 away to SuperSport United on Wednesday evening.

Kinnah: Fight back

Kinnah: Fight back

Stars were 2-0 down in the first 15 minutes but with 10 minutes to go they scored twice to earn a point from the match.

The result saw Free State move out of the relegation zone to 12th position with 19 points from 18 games.

Defender Limbikani Mzava played a full match and was so solid in defence for Bloemfontein Celtic as they frustrated log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to a goalless draw.

Mzava, who was making his eight PSL appearance of the season also saw a yellow card for a foul on Simphiwe Tshabalala.

Mzava’s countryman Gabadinho Mhango did not make it in the Celtic’s match day squad.

Midfielder Robert Ng’ambi was also out of the match day squad for Platinum Stars as they drew 1-all with Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Esau Kanyenda came off the bench to win a last minute free kick for Polokwane City from which they scored the equaliser to draw 1-1 with Ajax Cape Town, who had Robin Ngalande as unused substitute.

On Tuesday Atusaye Nyondo scored his fifth goal of the season to help University of Pretoria beat Chippa United 2-1.

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Kinnah Phiri is the coach of FS STARS and if he loses 3 games frm now he will lose the job, already Mr Mokoena is in talks with 3 white coaches who are recycled 4 times. Kinnah pull up your socks b4 it’s too late.

Calling Nyondo a star is acceptable by Malawian standards,but at the moment,I don’t see any Malawian player worth being called a star.Football in Malawi has produced players especially in this current generation,who are very inconsistent in performance and who fail to attract attention of international scouts;therefore it is hard to produce stars out of such production.How can a nation expect to emerge with a strong national team with players who can’t even command regular places(with the exception of N’gambi and Nyondo) in a league that hardly has teams that win continental championships in mother Africa? Something must be done to… Read more »
lover of malawi

Its only a draw not a win to worst so much words on. Having 19 points from 18 games is so embarrassing so don’t brag as if he has made a great achievement. Instead lets encourage him


Kina ndi coach pano abale tiyen tizinyadira anthuwa akitichosa manyaz


Kadakwiza , u r not serious why r u mixing things? learn how to comment. don”t change people’s mindset.Nkhani zomwezi za mpira mpaka mukubweretsa nkhani za nepotism? Malawi is one.

Wailing Soul
The writer of this article has got it very wrong. The coach of Free State State Stars is the Belgian Tom Saintfiet who once coached the Malawi National Team. He brought in Kinnah to assist him due to their previous similar relationship while with the Flames. Much as we adore Kinnah being our fellow country man, the story could misguide readers who do not follow soccer extensively. I will give you two simple examples: When Manchester United succeeded under Ferguson in the past few years, it was his name that was highlighted not the assistant, the Portuguese Carlos Quieroz. Secondly,… Read more »
Mwitookhwene Mwapareya Khuvave

Walling Soul, you got it wrong yourself as well. Its not Free State State staars its Free State Stars


you got it all wrong brother.saintfeit was fired on 14th November 2014.kinna is now number one coach.don’t comment if you are not sure of the facts


The Legend!


anyamatawa akabwera kuno samaikapo mtima coz amadziwa kut zivute zitani asewerabe basi by virtue of being a professional.


Well done!


If Kinna Phiri was still Malawi national coach, the Flames could have been in the Brazil world cup as well as well as the just ended 2015 Africa cup of nation. But because he is a northerner that is why he is in South Africa today. All because of nepotism. Serious Malawi is going nowhere. So southerners stay racist while Kinnah is earning South Africa Rands every month until the end of his contract.

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