Phiri warns of danger in Free State

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“Playing teams in the lower divisions and those fighting relegation is always difficult. Look at our game against Thanda Royal Zulu last week. It’s not easy at all and we must only take one game at a time,” said Phiri.

Phiri tells snl24.com/kickoff that he is happy to be playing again.

The veteran endured a torrid six month spell at Supersport United earlier in the season.

It is widely believed that Phiri and coach Gavin Hunt who had just been appointed did not see eye-to-eye, a situation that dates back to their days together in the Birds’ Nest.

Since returning to Swallows, Phiri has grabbed the chance with both hands and netted crucial goals against both Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic.

Fans still talk excitedly about the great, curling free kick he planted past Brian Baloyi.

“I’m just happy that I’m back on the field. I think I have proved wrong those who had written me off. Though we went through a slump recently, the vibe is good here at Swallows,” he adds.