Kinnah signs two-year contract as Malawi head coach

Malawi national football team head coach Kinnah Phiri has signed a contract extension that will keep him as tactician of the Flames until 2014.

Kinnah’s assistant Young Chimodzi and technical adviser Jack Chamangwana also signed their new two-year deals on Monday.

“I am obviously delighted to sign contract extension,” Kinnah told Nyasa Times.

Kinnah Phiri: Signs news Malawi coaching deal

He said government has considered all his grievances in this new contract, saying he was “thankful.”

Kinnah said the technical pnale’s focus now will be on making sure Malawi beat Ghana to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in 2014.

Malawi will host the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations last round return leg against Ghana at Civo Stadium in the capital Lilongwe on October 13

The hosts has a huge task to score three unanswered goals to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals having lost the first leg 2-0 in Accra.

Kinnah however said Malawi had not given up on their chances to qualify for the finals, saying the team is capable of overturning the results in the second leg.

“We have not given up. We have always come down from a defeat in our backyard and managed to qualify. We will sweat blood to get the results we need,” he said.

“The story is not finished, it’s not done and dusted,” said Kinnah.

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