Former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri has refused to be swayed by his winning start as Free State Stars’ head coach following his team’s 3-1 victory against BidVest Wits University on Saturday.
Kinnah earned Stars their first win in as many games as they rose from second to third from the bottom of the South Africa Absa Premiership 16-team table, barely two days after his promotion from assistant coach to the now demoted Simba Sithole.
“We need to keep our heads cool and continue working hard to win more games. I think the guys did exceptionally well on Saturday, the defence was solid and the guys upfront took their chances. That’s why we beat Wits convincingly,” Kinnah told www.freestatestarsfc.co.za.
“One could see from training that they were responding positively and they were hungry for victory. Let us not dwell on the Wits match; it is finished done and dusted. Let the Wits match be a motivation for us going into the next match.”
Kinnah gets a tougher test to his job later today when Free State Stars face Mamelodi Sundowns in a league encounter.