Kinnah regrets making speech at UTM rally, says he is DPP

Malawi national football team legend Kinnah Phiri has said he regrets making the speech at United Transformation Movement (UTM) launch in Mzuzu last August and endorsed Vice-President Saulosi Chilima as the “real hope” for Malawi, saying he remains a member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Kinnah Phiri at UTM launch in Mzuzu last August but now has distanced himself from any links to  the party

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

Malawi’s most celebrated football player and former National Team coach said He never registered as a member of UTM.

“I went to attend the rally in Mzuzu because it is close to where I stay, unfortunately I was asked to speak without prior information, ” he said.

But Kinnah at the rally was donning a UTM t-shirt and said Chilima will “change Malawi for everybody”.

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

However, on Thursday the football legend said he regrets making such a speech.

“This is why I have come to make my position clear that I am a DPP member,” he said.

UTM’s secretary general Patricia Kaliati said said their records does not indeed show that the former flames coach was a member of the UTM.

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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Mtenzi Mzungu
Mtenzi Mzungu
2 years ago

Bravo a wise man joins a winning team

UTM boma
UTM boma
2 years ago

Kamutu kali makora nthena? Nakayika

Nyendo
Nyendo
2 years ago

A principled northerner would never go for DPP in this day and age……….chindere

sell out
sell out
2 years ago

We only want 100% commitment in UTM, chickens like you can go and won’t be missed,

ndale
ndale
2 years ago

Mwazelezeka a coach !

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
2 years ago

Kinna Phiri is chizeleza. Mad man. He spoke and endorsed UTM and Chilima at Mzuzu rally. Who forced him to do that. Wadya ma buns a old demented Mutharika. Stupid and silly old man. Too late for politics at this moment. Not fit to be in UTM but old irrelevant DPP or MCP.

REMNANT
REMNANT
2 years ago

A P.O.Box 38, Zomba Material…. If you know what I mean? KKKKK

TrumPutin
TrumPutin
2 years ago

Kkkk. And you thought this character would bring results for Flames? The man goes by the wind!

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
2 years ago

Koma mahule a ku lunzu nde ukudziwa Iwe kinna. Nthawi yanu inapita. No club wants u wants you to coach. Pita kwa mbavazo

Madukano
Madukano
2 years ago

Kina wawona kuti panyanja pawomba mphepo tsopano wachenja golo kuyangana komwe kukulowera mphepoyo chifukwa chifukwa akudziwa kuti cigoli achinya mwachangu

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