Former Malawi national football team coach Kinnah Phiri is confident that the Free State Stars will survive the chop in South Africa’s top league (PSL).
Kinnah, who was elevated to the position of head coach, from assistant told PSL website following his team won 3-1 against third placed BudVest University on Saturday.
“We are confident that we can stay up, we have a good team. Maybe we have been lacking confidence and motivation but I’m happy that that even the chairman has been motivating the team. We are very thankful for that. It’s important to collect points considering the situation we are in,” the 59-year-old tactician said.
“We will take each game as it comes, we will continue to work hard, we will work on our errors here and there and make sure we take maximum points especially when playing at home.”
“The game went well, Bidvest Wits is a good team, no doubt about that.They are lying third on the log and you cannot underrate them. We planned properly and made sure that we get all the three points,” the former Malawian national team coach said.
Kinnah said it was hard for him to accept coming for a second spell taking up the position as assistant coach,
“I am not surprised that I joined the club because even the chairman Mr. Mike Mokoena has been pressing me for some weeks that I should take the job but I was not sure. I realized later that it was time I did what he asked me to do.”
They are third from bottom with 21 points with five wins, five draws and 11 losses.
The Stars’ relegation battle continues when they host Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday.