Kinnah Phiri

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Kinnah Phiri
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-10-30) October 30, 1954 (age 64)
Place of birth Blantyre, Malawi
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Jwaneng Galaxy (Head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1981 Big Bullets
1982–1984 Manzini Wanderers
National team
1974–1981 Malawi 115 (71)
Teams managed
2004–2006 Big Bullets
2006–2007 Malawi (caretaker)
2007–2008 Free State Stars
2009–2013 Malawi
2014 Free State Stars
2014–2015 Free State Stars
2017 Mochudi Centre Chiefs
2017– Jwaneng Galaxy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kinnah Phiri (born 30 October 1954) is a former Malawian footballer and currently in charge of Jwaneng Galaxy.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Blantyre, Kinnah began playing football for local side Big Bullets F.C., and in 1982 was offered a contract by UAE club Sharjah SC He was not allowed to leave the country, but he moved to Swaziland to play for Manzini Wanderers where he would finish his playing career.[1]

Phiri was the inspiration behind the Malawi national football team's finest hours in the late 1970s when Malawi twice won the East and Central Africa Challenge Cup. He scored 71 goals in 115 games.[2]

Coaching career[edit]


  1. ^ "Malawi football back on the map". Africa News. 25 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008.
  2. ^ Andrews, Crispin (3 April 2017). "The 12 players who've scored more international goals than Cristiano Ronaldo". FourFourTwo.
  3. ^ Kinnah promises Malawians race to Angola will go right down to the wire

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