Kinnah says Tanzania clubs more professional than Malawi’s

Former Malawi national football team and Bullets FC coach Kinnah Phiri has disclosed that Tanzanian clubs are run more professional than Malawian clubs.

Kinnah happy at Mbeya

Kinnah happy at Mbeya

Kinnah who landed a coaching job at a Tanzania top league side Mbeya City Council FC said he was impressed with structures and management at his new club.

“Clubs in Tanzania are professionally run as compared to our league. It is the same case here at Mbeya City Council,” Kinnah said.

“It is well managed and has good structures.”

The outspoken coach who is regarded as Malawi’s best ever footballer, hinted that he was offered a better package for his two-year contract.

“I am ok here. I can’t complain about my package. This team is run professionally,” he said.

He also disclosed that he could consider getting players from Malawi to beef up his squad.

“I Will hesitate to get players from Malawi should there by a need,” he added.

Kinnah snubbed Mzuni University after helping them escape relegation in dramatic fashion following his dismissal from Free State Stars.

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I think we are missing the point here. Soccer is business nowadays and if economic planners are doing nothing, do not expect that your league will become a serious one. Tanzania’s economy is growing and so is that of Zambia and that of Mozambique. This is why clubs there are able to pay their players better packages than those in Malawi. This is the fact. Sponsors come when the economy is doing well. In Tanzania for instance, the best paid player goes home with at least MK2 million per month and this is for serious teams like Yanga, Azam and… Read more »

Mmesa akina atakuchotsani ku south africa munabwera ku malawi mudzatani ndipo mukocha mzuni bwanji sumunakhale konko mudzabwera mudzatopeza muthe mauwo mudzatipezabe anzanu amkatelo koma lero alikonkuno a ernest

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Starling Kondowe of Chikwina CDSS,in Nkhatabay

the statement issued by kinnah is not all that bad.its true,we dont have the required professional capabilities.However,we need to part of the development team.What we have currently,let us improve and make our football status attractive.


Sindikuonapo chomwe walakwisa kinnah a Malawi vuto lathu timadana ndi kuuzidwa chilungamo .


Abale zampila zikulumikizana bwanji ndi DPP? Koma macoment enawa,mukulilabe mpake lelo zazisankho? Any but kinnah is just right.

Ambuje Kukaya

Kinnah could be saying the truth but as Malawians let’s say some of these things in our administrators’ face; not when we are employed elsewhere. That statement if made in Tanzania is very unfortunate.

Eden Akuzi

Kinna is right but A malawi can’t accept his words fancy 51yrs down the lader our league is still an amueture league compared to all countries surrounding us. shame to FAM and football administrators. Most teams have no training ground yet they have enjoying sponsorship for many many yrs. try to bite FAM for the betterment of our football.

Humphreys C Saiti

Osamanyoza amene anakusambisa kuti ufike pamene wafika kuti ena akuone bwino. Ine ndimava chisoni kwambiri zedi. Kumazindikira kumene uchokera ndikuona zomwe wachita ndi zimene ukuyembekezera kuchita osakhala ku nyoza.

Undani Misomali
why is it that some people do not read between lines or are not critical thinkers. Kinnah is saying nothing but the truth. Why is it that Malawian players are leaving en masse to ply their trade abroad including Botswans, war ravaged Rwanda, Angola and our neighbours Mozambique. At the moment there is no professional player from another country apart from some refugee from Burundi at Bullets. Cameroonian Lionel Atsu terminated his contract last yr at Mighty Be Forward because he said he was treated unprofessionally. There’s no foriegn coach in our league. Bullets are still owing Elia Kananji now… Read more »
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Kinnnaa just go and eat taifa money rather than kunyoza mpira wa a Malawi. You area also useless senseless and old fashioned that’s why you were constantly fired by south African teams

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