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Malawi coach fired



Malawi's Flames coach Kinnah Phiri has been fired after a string of uninspiring results, including last month's 3-1 beating by Bafana Bafana.

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) announced the sacking of Kinnah, his deputy Young Chimodzi and technical director Jack Chamanngwana on Friday, some six months into their new two-year contracts extensions.

"Football Association of Malawi would like to announce that at its emergency executive meeting held on 12th January 2013, a decision was taken to relieve the national coach and the entire technical panel of its duties with immediate effect owing to a poor run of results of the Malawi national team," said a statement from FAM.

"This decision also applies to the position of the Technical Director. Having dissolved the technical panel, it has been agreed that Malawi Government should terminate the employment contract of the concerned parties."

FAM has since hinted on the appointment of a care taker coach later this week. Malawi travels to Namibia in March for a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

"Consultations are currently underway with the Ministry of Youth Development & Sports and Malawi National Council of Sports on recruitment of the successor and members of the general public will be advised on the outcome in due course," FAM added.

Kinnah is credited to, for the first time in 26 years steering the Flames to 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, but the team has been on a free-fall since that feat.



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