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Thika Technical Director passes on



Thika United football fraternity is in mourning following the passing on of their Malawian technical director Steve Phiri early Saturday.

According to Thika head coach John Kamau, Phiri was well when he arrived back to the country from South Africa on January 5th and they conducted training together.

But afterwards the veteran coach fell ill and did not make it for training for several days.

"We are all shocked by Phiri's death which we learnt of today in the morning. He came back from South Africa on the 5th and we were with him in training. But it was uncharacteristic of him not coming for training that is when I visited him and learnt he was sick."

"He later came on 12th when we had a gym session but from that day he has not been ok eventually passing on early today morning at Naidu hospital in Thika," Kamau told supersport.com.

Phiri had no family members in Kenya but Kamau informed supersport.com that they had contacted the brother in Malawi who was to travel to Kenya to collect the body for burial in his native country.



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