Former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri has agreed in principle to become technical director for relegation battlers Mzuni as they bid to survive relegation.
The development comes barely two weeks after the seasoned mentor rejected a similar offer from his former club Big Bullets on grounds that his contribution would not be meaningful because the season was drawing to a close
Confirming the development on Monday, Mzuni chairperson Albert Mtungambera Harawa said Phiri will hold the position until the end of the season.
The position of technical director, according to him, fell vacant after Atipatsa Kaminga left for further studies in China.
“We have not finalised the deal but he has verbally agreed to take up the post. We are optimistic that the deal will be sealed soon,” Harawa said.
He was optimistic that the arrival of Phiri would boost his players’ confidence, which he said has been running low recently.
Meanwhile, Phiri said he has agreed to join the Mzuzu-based outfit because it is close to his home.
“I stay close to Mzuni so when I was approached it was easy to accept. Logically, I think I have made the right decision,” he said.
Mzuni sit just a place above the relegation zone with 20 points from 21 games. Their next assignment is against Be Forward Wanderers at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday. n