Phiri resigns as Free State Stars' coach

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Phiri is to take up a coaching position with the Malawian national team, the Flames.

Speaking to KickOff.com, ‘Electric Man’, as Phiri was popularly known during his hey day as a player, says he is leaving Stars a happy man and with the feeling that he has done a good job with the team over the past few seasons in South Africa.

“I am proud that I am leaving a very good team. I am happy that I managed to make this team play good football and also managed to assemble a very disciplined side.

“I want to thank the fans, management and the players for their support ever since I joined the team. I feel honoured that I have been given the chance to go back home and coach the Malawian national team, but hopefully, one day I will be able to return to South Africa.”