Former Flames Under-23 left back Benard ‘Young’ Kalirani has ended his football career.
In an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times at his residence in the populous Bangwe Township, Kalirani cited a number of issues that has led him to quit soccer and concentrate “on my new job as a truck driver.”
Kalirani, who started his career at Lali-Lubani Road with Mighty ‘Nyerere’ Wanderers before joining Big Bullets for a season stressed that he has not hang his boots due to poor performance.
“What l can tell you is that l have still more energy that l can play but there is a lot going on in our clubs which l opt to be mum for the meantime,” said Kalirani.
However, according to Nyasa Times investigations, some sources revealed that Kalirani was a well disciplined player who doesn’t believe in Juju.
“He was refusing to use Juju in some of the clubs he played for that he ended up being frustrated by some officials, who insisted that he be kept civilian for refusing to be part of the players to use Juju,” said the source.
Quizzed on these allegations, Kalirani answered,” I cannot comment anything on that one, but what l can say is that l do not believe in Juju. I feel football is all about requesting God’s help not Juju.”
Kalirani is the second player this year to quit football after axed Escom United defender Maupo Msowoya announced his resignation on April 1.