Thursday, January 21, 2010

European clubs keen on Flames stars

Flames coach Kinnah Phiri says that some top European clubs have shown interest in Malawian players. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Frank Malemia

Malawi national football team coach Kinnah Phiri has disclosed that some overseas clubs has shown interest to sign some of Malawi’s top players for their superb performance at the on-going Nations Cup tournament in Angola.

Phiri was speaking to journalists in the commercial city, Blantyre soon after landing from Angola.

The Malawi Flames were on Monday booted out of the tournament after failing against Mali by 3-1.

However, coach Kinnah Phiri has some words of encouragement to the nation.

“Much as we would have loved to stay in the tournament longer, there are blessings that have come along following our participation in this tournament,” he said.

The Flames mentor disclosed that some agents for some well known European clubs approached the Malawi delegation showing interest to sign on some outstanding players.

“These agents will be visiting Malawi anytime soon after the tournament in Angola,” he said.

The coach however refused to disclose the European clubs interested in Malawian players saying doing so would jeopardise chances that have already been secured.

“I will not even mention the names of the players these clubs have shown interest in,” he said.

Malawi were at this year’s Nations Cup tournament in Angola after a 26 year recess. The Flames last reached the finals of the Nations Cup in 1984 in Ivory Coast.

At this year’s tournament, the Flames were in the same group with Mali, Algeria and the hosts Angola.

The Flames beat Algeria 3-0 in their opening match before failing to the hosts 2-0 and the finally losing to Mali 3-1.

The Flames only needed a point to proceed into the last eight of the competition-Malawi Digest.

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