Former Malawi national football team coach Kinnah Phiri is happy working for the country under the ministry of sports youth and development as football director and is hopeful that he will get a new contract after his current contract expires.
Kinnah Phiri who is in the history books of football in the country as the most capped player for the flames and coach who guided the Malawi national football team to an African cup of nations (AFCON) final in Angola in 2010 after 25 years was called back to take the role of director of football in the country last year.
In his sentiments, Phiri said he feels happy working for the country to help in talent identification which can help football development in the country and is hopeful the government will consider his services to be of relevance.
“I enjoy working for the country and with my job involving talent identification in the rural areas as well l feel l can help football development in the country that’s why I hope to get a new contract,” he said.
Kinnah once coached Free State stars in the premier soccer league (PSL) in South Africa and Mbeya city stars of Tanzania further said he still receive offers from teams outside the country but his love for the nation makes him not to accept the offers.
“I know many teams are looking for my services but I am very patriotic about doing a job in my country with my knowledge and experience to help with talent identification in the country. Had it been I wanted to work outside the country I would have been there by now but my focus is on my job as director of football in the country with the ministry of sport youth and development,” Phiri said.