Former Malawi national football team coach Kinnah Phiri has been released in by Tanzanian top league side Mbeya City Council FC due to poor performance.
An official from the Tanzanian club said although the team has managed one loss and win in the new season they have based the decision on last season’s results which saw the team finishing on position 11.
However the team’s decision has raised questions as they have made it after the Malawian former Big Bullets legendary coach and player led it in preparation for the season.
This has lent credence to Kinnah’s claims that he tendered his resignation due to the team’s failure to pay his salary.
“I have stayed for five months without being paid so I sought an audience with the executive committee of the team to terminate my two-year contract which they accepted,” Kinnah said.
The outspoken coach said he would return home but declined to disclose his next move.
The Malawian, who has had two coaching stints at South Africa’s top league outfit Free State Stars, won the hearts of Mbeya for taking the team to finish on position eight after he took over while it was fighting relegation in 2015.
But during his full season in charge 2016 the team struggled due to blunt striking force and only managed to finish on position 11.
While in charge he managed to secure moves for Bullets goalkeeper Owen Chaima and defender Sankhani Mkandawire who have been key members of the team.