‘Let me go’

Gerald Phiri Senior wants out of eSwatini club


Malawian coach Gerald Phiri Senior has written eSwatini club Nsingizini Hotspurs to mutually terminate his contract due to undisclosed reasons.

Phiri joined Hotspurs on a two-year contract seven months ago but their romance is set to come to an end with less than a year in charge of the club.

The former Flames assistant coach said that he was waiting for the club to respond to his letter.


“There are some issues which I did not agree with and I opted to be released from my duties,” Phiri said.

While waiting for the response from the club, Phiri did not take charge of the team’s training sessions from Thursday ahead of today’s game.

Reports from eSwatini say, his assistant Tobias Ntuli was also not present during training for two days raising fears that the two are expected to part ways with the club.


The Malawian made an instant impact at Hotspurs after he won the MoMo Cup when his charges beat Moneni Pirates 2-1 in November last year.

However, efforts to speak to the eSwatini club proved futile Saturday.

Before moving to eSwatini, Phiri was released at Blue Eagles after a poor performance during the 2020-21 season in which the club survived relegation on the last day of the campaign.

He is one of the highly respected coaches in Malawi having also coached the senior Malawi National Football Team for one year but he was demoted to the position of assistant coach after Football Association of Malawi hired Belgian Ronny van Guneugden.

His track record also includes coaching FCB Nyasa Bullets, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Mighty Tigers.

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