Kinnah endorses Chilima for President: Malawi football legend speaks at UTM rally

Malawi national football team legend Kinnah Phiri and on Saturday joined the political podium when he spoke at United Transformation Movement (UTM) launch in Mzuzu and endorsed Vice-President Saulosi Chilima as the “real hope” for Malawi transformation leadership.

Chilima arriving at UTM rally at Mzuzu Upper Statdium

Kinnah Phiri at UTM launch in Mzuzu

Kinnah, who is Malawi’s all-time top-scorer for the national team, said “My simple job, here, is to endorse you for President come 2019 elections.”

Malawi’s most celebrated football player also said he was saddened by the fact that Mzuzu does not have a sports stadium worth its name.

“I am happy that you are the only presidential candidate who does not only like sports but actually participates in sporting activities .

“We have seen you jogging and playing basketball, that makes us so happy and shows that you will understand us as a fellow youth,” he said.

The football legend said Chilima will “change Malawi for everybody”.

“I am endorsing Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima our President, 2019 Boma!” said Phiri.

During a career spanning seven years from 1974 to 1981, Kinnah scored the 67 goals in 110 games, followed by his successor at Bata Bullets Lawrence Waya on a distant 29 goals from 125 matches.

He also led Malawi to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as coach for the Flames.

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donald
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donald

Guys dont you know that it is nomal to fail with flying colours?

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Endorsing a presidential candidate does not necessary mean one has to get a job as a reward. Newspapers also do endorse political candidates, but get nothing in return. You just need to understand the meaning of endorsement. I would not make a mistake to think that those that are mixing up facts if they did go to college must have been the beneficiaries of the devilish quota system.

CHIPYELERO
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CHIPYELERO

My humble question to Mtete and Duli is: provide the facts to qualify that Kinnah is a failure. I thought he is the only national coach who won the highest number of games? Is Kinnah not the only coach who took a local club BB to the quarter finals of CAF Champions League? Is Kinnah not the only coach in Africa whose team managed to break Egypt three year unbeaten record in Africa? Is Kinnah not the only coach who managed to win a game at Afcon finals beating Algeria 3 – 0? Henry Moyo qualified Malawi to the 1984… Read more »

Duli
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Duli

Iwe Chipyelero, it is foolish tumbukas like you who are responsible for putting Malawi where it is
Now – bottom of poorest countries. How many times has Kinna been fired as a coach for failing as coach? What qualities make as Minister of youth and sport? Is ir because he is your fellow Tumbuka?

Duli
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Duli

Iweeeee….why are you listing Tumbuka netballers? Is it because they are Tumbuka? Waruapo late Connis Mhone.

mtete
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Kinna? This man is a complete failure. He failed in Lesotho, Tanzania. Botswana and even here in Malawi. And he is endorsing Chilima? What expertise can he bring to UTM? Wonders never cease to happen. And we have Msowoya telling us MCP is bad because it ordered Tumbukas home during the one party system! When did he realize this, having been a VP in MCP for so many years. Is it any wonder there were hiccups in MCP for many years? One would suspect that Kaliwo’s antics were encouraged by this very person who, it appears, has been nursing a… Read more »

kenani
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kenani

Nsanje akulu inu ikuphani inuyo mwapangila chani dziko la Malawi?

Duli
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Duli

Who is Jinja Phiri? A failed Tumbuka coach. Get lost and roast in hell.

DR MANGA
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HE FAILED SUCCESSFULLY BY TAKING FLAMES TO AFCON AND BEATING ALGERIA 3:0

Sibodza
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Sibodza

The minister of culture and sports is Dr Kina Phiri in the UTM boma he will personally supervise the construction of the Mzuzu and Karonga stadiums plus winning the worldcup

Duli
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Duli

Yanu ija…wakwithu syndrome. Real the thengere logic.

Mike
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Koma Atumbuka sazatheka. No wonder pano alibe chipani cheni cheni. These people can clap hands to any rubbish that comes from their Mbwenu mbwenu.

Gebuza
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Gebuza

Palibe Chimwendo a Kina angachite pandale forget.

mark
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mark

I DON’T LIKE THE BAKILI MULUZI STYLE OF FOOLING MALAWIANS

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Koma tikumva zambiri, dzana lija Mwatiuza kuti 1 million jobs, town trains, fly overs, lero free tractors to farmers. All these with this small economy. Chilima tell people the truth. I can see chaos in this UTM.

Mhango
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Mhango

Lol kk kunamizidwa

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Koma Chaka chino Misonkho yathu isakazika.President kulowera Uku vice wake Uko ,campaigning ma Hammer aja ali Wali Wali magetsi ,security …Kapena tiziti ma Well Wisher azitothira mafuta ndi kupereka ma allowance a Security? Pakufunika Ma Reforms pamenepapa.

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