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Patrick Phiri Signs 2-Year Deal With Simba SC

Time Posted: January 9, 2009 11:55 am

Patrick Phiri yesterday signed a 2-year deal to coach Simba SC of Tanzania.

Phiri joins Simba after a season in charge at Nkana and being at the helm of Zambia from 2006 to March 2008.

This will be Phiri’s third stint with the record 17-time and told The Guardian of Tanzania that he was looking forward to the challenge of coaching Simba yet again.

“I know that two years is not enough to build a strong team but I will do my best to make sure that I do it, otherwise I will be forced to renew the contract to finish my mission,“ Phiri told The Guardian.

And Simba chairman Hassan Dalali said the club was pleased to have finally secured Phiri’s services for the next 24 months.

“We hope that Phiri will take us where we want to reach,“ Dalali said.

“We have been performing poorly for a long time. We tried to hire different coaches but none of them succeeded. I am sure Phiri will make it because he knows Simba very well.”

Phiri, whose salary would be paid for by Tanzania Breweries, has been given the mandate to find his own assistant coach.

In his previous tenure with Simba, Phiri led the club to the 2004 title and Tusker Cup triumph and also guided the Dar-es-Salaam Simba to the 2004 CECAFA Club Cup semifinals.

Phiri later resigned citing personal reasons before returning briefly in 2005 in a caretaker role following the resignation of South Africa Trott Moloto.

75 Comments

  1. vote
    flag Lusaka says: Lusaka
    January 9, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    Midday on the dot

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  2. vote
    flag SISTER says: SISTER
    January 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    Good luck

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  3. vote
    flag Jigga says: Jigga
    January 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    Good news,at least he’s got a job,hopefully his services will be appreciated & he will gain more experience.

    Reply
  4. vote
    flag Ba Moze says: Ba Moze
    January 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    He should have signed a THREE year one

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  5. vote
    flag Sharp Steve-Kitwe says: Sharp Steve-Kitwe
    January 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    That is good for the former Nkana Red Devils Boss.

    Reply
  6. vote
    flag Lusaka says: Lusaka
    January 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    Ah missed it. But why is Patrick going to Simba? Is it because he’s remained unappreciated at home?

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  7. vote
    flag UK-Zed Observer says: UK-Zed Observer
    January 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    Any job is better than no job. Congrats.

    Reply
  8. vote
    flag jenks says: jenks
    January 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    good move phiri,zedians dont appreciate,just go for good.
    hmmmmm,have you changed your passport patrick? petition please…all the best……

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  9. vote
    flag Heptor says: Heptor
    January 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    good

    Reply
  10. vote
    flag ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT says: ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT
    January 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    Phiri has awlways been a good coach,i wish him all the best.

    Reply
  11. vote
    flag Matworld-Nice guy! says: Matworld-Nice guy!
    January 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    Guys

    Forgive me today Iam thinkless(if there is such cizungu) @-)@-)@-)@-)

    Reply
  12. vote
    flag Ba Moze says: Ba Moze
    January 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    LT

    Dont moderate me!! I’m telling you that chizungu mu paragraph three is wrong!! 17 times…….what?? Champions?, Prisoners?, Immigrants?,or what.
    Nimasetting ayo!

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  13. vote
    flag zedist says: zedist
    January 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    If your owm dont appreciate then you are at liberty to make a move.All the best.personnaly I think he is a good coach who has been mistreated here at home.

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  14. vote
    flag Chambishi Ex miner says: Chambishi Ex miner
    January 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    Twalusa Coach

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  15. vote
    flag Zondiwe says: Zondiwe
    January 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    Number 15. Hallo People. Congratulations Mbuya. =d>

    Reply
  16. vote
    flag Na Kay says: Na Kay
    January 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    Good luch Patrick Phiri. **==

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  17. vote
    flag Na Kay says: Na Kay
    January 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    #16 I meant good luck

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  18. vote
    flag Ba Moze says: Ba Moze
    January 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    Na Kay

    At the rate our football is going, even “good luch” yamene iyo iliche!!

    Reply
  19. vote
    flag Zondiwe says: Zondiwe
    January 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    ‘Good luch’, NO at least ‘good lunch’ ba #18 Moze. ‘Good luch’ is extra. :)

    Reply
  20. vote
    flag Gumu Gumu says: Gumu Gumu
    January 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    This is good news for Phiri and Zambia.As far as football is concerned, Phiri is a household name in Tanzania.

    Coaching job is one of the riskiest jobs in the world.Deliver to their expectations and make us proud.

    When are we getting our new coach for the National Team?

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  21. vote
    flag Foxy says: Foxy
    January 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    how come we can afford expatriates when we have skill in our country?:-?:-?

    Reply
  22. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    am too full to comment =))=))

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  23. vote
    flag jenks says: jenks
    January 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    #11 MATWORLED,
    why are u thinkless mwana? ok choose one: is it a good move for patrick to move or not?

    Ba moze says he should be there for 3yrs & i said for good..

    patrick alichula sana pa zed..

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  24. vote
    flag Baby C says: Baby C
    January 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    Why! Thats a sad development.So who is going to take over from Renard??? :((

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  25. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    # com on am counting on you dont let me down naiwe8->

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  26. vote
    flag Heptor says: Heptor
    January 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    foxy

    thats my worry as well, we call it wasted talent!!

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  27. vote
    flag Baby C says: Baby C
    January 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    Jenks

    He shouldnt have left because Renard is going to be fired very soon. Phiri is the only local coach i know who can deliver.

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  28. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    #11 matworld-better-guy
    com on am counting on you dont let me down naiwe

    Reply
  29. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    baby c
    what did you have for lunch

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  30. vote
    flag Matworld-Nice guy! says: Matworld-Nice guy!
    January 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    jenks

    Ma headlines are not appetising,attractive,romantic,lovely,admirable like me. :-j:-j:-j:-j:-j

    Reply
  31. vote
    flag Baby C says: Baby C
    January 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    princes vayola

    I havent had my lunch yet. Am still working on my assigments which i have to submitt tomorrow.

    Am gonna have :o)+(~~)leaves mixed with Impwa. Yammmy!!!!

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  32. vote
    flag Ras Rated.......Hels says: Ras Rated.......Hels
    January 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    Phiri is actually the right man to be 2 the helm of our national team.Wish him all th best pf luck in Tz.

    Reply
  33. vote
    flag VILLAGE CONCEPT says: VILLAGE CONCEPT
    January 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    Thanks for Patrick Phiri a cool coach who can achieve greater things.Keep the spirit of Chipolopolo eyee where ever you are going. **==**==:-c

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  34. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    am proud of you phiri :)>-

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  35. vote
    flag Matworld-Nice guy! says: Matworld-Nice guy!
    January 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    Baby C
    You are now behaving like LT Waona boyi ka!! you have started kumbwisha me ka.Please send me Impwa,Boyi Iam not joking ine kuno umunani wampesha.I want something like Tucibwabwa,kalembula ubowa,ifisashi.Here If I want to eat ifisashi I just shashila spinarch with peanut.Awe Iam tired na ndiyo zakuno. ~X(~X(~X(~X(

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  36. vote
    flag SITONDO says: SITONDO
    January 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    ALL THE BEST BA PHIRI :x:x:x WE ALWAYS BELIVE UR STYLE OF DOING THINGS

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  37. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    #33 Village concept darling am proud of you..your comments are mwaa …just one thing eeee :-? is it posible that you change your name?

    Reply
  38. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    #31 baby c

    :d:d:d

    Reply
  39. vote
    flag Ba Maureen says: Ba Maureen
    January 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    Good luck as you go to join the ‘Diaspora Posse ‘ I am sure this will bring sparks !

    Reply
  40. vote
    flag Lusaka says: Lusaka
    January 9, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    Ba LT, Even a greeting post, what is going on.
    Mwandini bloggers, I’ve greeted you but LT is withholding

    Reply
  41. vote
    flag Baby C says: Baby C
    January 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    Matworld

    Hahaha! peanut butter ka! too bad buddy. Lets see what we can do. You cant cpme home for a while naiwe???

    Reply
  42. vote
    flag Ba Maureen says: Ba Maureen
    January 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    #40, LT Under new management baba !

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  43. vote
    flag Ba Maureen says: Ba Maureen
    January 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    DELETED

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  44. vote
    flag Black gee says: Black gee
    January 9, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    Ala we are all job hunting, Ba Phiri go for it but don’t forget your Family!

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  45. vote
    flag Matworld-Nice guy! says: Matworld-Nice guy!
    January 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    Ba Maureen

    Yashani iyo?

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  46. vote
    flag Baby C says: Baby C
    January 9, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    Maureen

    I meant he should come to Zambia for while. Dont you know he is in down south???? By the way am one and am very proud!

    Reply
  47. vote
    flag Evelyn King says: Evelyn King
    January 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    Go Phiri. wishing you all the best.

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  48. vote
    flag TLC says: TLC
    January 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    I’ve been just eaten akabwali with chibwabwa mixed with ibondwe, utufinkubala and tupupwe. Phiri you have a job. Work hard.

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  49. vote
    flag Ba Moze says: Ba Moze
    January 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    Ba Maureen

    You have to apologise to Baby C. Yashani iyo? Ati Account for shani??? [-x[-x

    Thats not good maguys.

    Reply
  50. vote
    flag 3 Muskteer says: 3 Muskteer
    January 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    Ba TLC, live up to your name please!! Yashani kanshi? You are supposed to feel for us in the diaspora. Mwatukumbwisa pela!!
    As for bwana Phiri, it is so far unanimous on this thread that he is the best local trainer and I couldn’t agree more. Good luck baba!!

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  51. vote
    flag TLC says: TLC
    January 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    #50 sorry nachimfwafye bwino anyway dont worry when you come here I will prepare for you a real zambian dish. yum yum.

    Reply
  52. vote
    flag Baby C says: Baby C
    January 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    Ba Moze

    Am one person who has failed to understand maureen.She just writes whatever comes in her mind.

    Reply
  53. vote
    flag Major says: Major
    January 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    I have always admired Patrick Phiri. He is a great coach. He has done a great job at all levels of football. I remember how well he moulded the U20 national team of yester years. All the best to him.

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  54. vote
    flag MAGIE says: MAGIE
    January 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    ba phiri thats good for you but learn something over ba Ben Bamfuchile’s issue…

    Reply
  55. vote
    flag 3 Muskteer says: 3 Muskteer
    January 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    Thanks Ba TLC @51. I will keep the invitation for when I come home.
    So, now that our hope is gone to Tanzania, what next for our national team? The CHAN is around the corner and I doubt if the boys learnt anything from the CECAFA tournament. Let’s go to grassroots and tap the talent there. We should have a deliberate policy as a nation to encourage youngsters from primary and secondary school to play soccer. Is it a big ask Mr President or for those in soccer administration? Football,away from politics, does unite a nation and even if we are poverty stricken, we could revel in our football excellency. Come on we can do it- BELIEVE!!

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  56. vote
    flag The Blackman's Child says: The Blackman's Child
    January 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    The prophet is without honor in his own town/ country. Wish you all the best Mudala, atleast you tried. We will never know the good thing till its gone.

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  57. vote
    flag malama katongo says: malama katongo
    January 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    Go phiri go You have raised our flag high.Infact you are better than this guy called Renard.Anyway a profit is not respected in his own land.No wonder the RB 11 were beaten by Sudan 2 zero whom we beat 3 zero under your mgt.

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  58. vote
    flag G BABY says: G BABY
    January 9, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    matworld,babyc,ba moze,maureen….

    how are you guys??

    maureen…
    ok mwachitako over in your thinking.you owe matworld and baby c an apology.iyo mwalemba mummy.

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  59. vote
    flag Matworld-Nice guy! says: Matworld-Nice guy!
    January 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    G BABY
    How are you my dear?

    I have forgiven ba Maureen long time ago.Iam sure he knows that as well.Iam a nice guy. :-j:-j:-j:-j:-j

    Reply
  60. vote
    flag Anonymous says: Anonymous
    January 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    Ba maureen

    Were are your morals? Apologise to baby c and matworld please!

    Reply
  61. vote
    flag Princes vayola says: Princes vayola
    January 9, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    # 43
    awe ba maureen mwitaya!!! I really used to look foward to your comments iyi yeve aweeeeee!!!! Mafaula ba cece [-x[-x[-x

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  62. vote
    flag G BABY says: G BABY
    January 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    matworld…

    am ok dearest just tired.i long for a long rest mwandi but i dont know when i will getcoz even over the weekend i will be working.i hope you are jobing ka!!!
    yes you are a nice guy but people must not take your kindness for granted.thanks for forgiving ba maureen anyway.

    Reply
  63. vote
    flag willy Jinx says: willy Jinx
    January 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm |

    Mr Phiri, we want you to coach zambia. Kalusha and Munaile should bring back Patrick.

    Viva Patrick!!!

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  64. vote
    flag Matworld-Nice guy! says: Matworld-Nice guy!
    January 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm |

    G BABY
    Too bad you are tired again.Iam sure your salary is thick.

    I cant lie am not jobbing.but come february back to book.

    Reply
  65. vote
    flag Sharp shooter says: Sharp shooter
    January 9, 2009 at 6:24 pm |

    Kalusha should swallow his pride and apologise to patrick for saying that Zambia needs an expartriate coach. Now a quick comparison between the two will reveal that, PP is by far ,the the best coach.Kalu, you are not watching your eyes on the ball.

    Reply
  66. vote
    flag Derricknho says: Derricknho
    January 9, 2009 at 6:59 pm |

    Gents what is Simba stars to brag about? The man has taken Nkana back to division one.As far as I’m concerned he will booted out from TZ very soon.Mark my words!

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  67. vote
    flag TRUTH says: TRUTH
    January 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm |

    #66.You should also mark your same words if he delivers as he has always done(Simba CV reveals for itself).

    Reply
  68. vote
    flag mateyo says: mateyo
    January 10, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    that phiri go mudala balange bazambia that you can coach beter than ba reinard. :-?:-t:-t

    Reply
  69. vote
    flag donya donya says: donya donya
    January 10, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    i love patrick!he’s a great coach.ppor patrick though…FAZ never give him sufficient time to build a strog zambian team because of the stupid stereotype that we can’t do without a foreign coach.and i’m sure just like a 100 times before he’ll win plenty at simba,FAZ will call him to coach zambia (renard has no future!!!)then replace him with a foreign coach soon after. :):):)

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  70. vote
    flag donya donya says: donya donya
    January 10, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    LT mushindo!wher’s my contribution???*** x(x(x(

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  71. vote
    flag ZEMUNTU says: ZEMUNTU
    January 10, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    CHAWAMA ABENA PATRICK HAS SURVIVED GLOBAL CRISIS

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  72. vote
    flag Bonaventure says: Bonaventure
    January 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    Good move for PP espeacially that Nkana have been demoted. He has what it takes to make it in TZ(he has been there before). All the best Patrick.

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  73. vote
    flag Tiyende Pamodzi says: Tiyende   Pamodzi
    January 13, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    I had and still have faith in PP. Very few might agree with me but at this point in time, PP would have been the only one who could have managed to get the boys through to 2010 ACN and WC. Especially if he was left to do the job on his own without any interference from
    any FAZ official.

    Unfortunately, I can’t see the boys pulling it through in any of the first rounds of the qualifiying matches.

    And by the way, where is Mr. Bwalya Kalusha….? is he in Zambia or what?

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  74. vote
    flag Mdau halisi says: Mdau halisi
    January 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    I would like to caution Zambian that Tanzanian football has grown alot and soon we will be one of the giants in African football. Having reached CECAFA semi-final and qualified for CHAN 2009 is quite an archievement in the history oa Tanzanian football. Do not undermine our football as we are going to getcha in ivory Coast and infact you were eliminated in the preriminary stages on CECAFA cup.

    Soccer fan in Dar es Salaam.:”>:)

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  75. vote
    flag mpindawajinga says: mpindawajinga
    February 6, 2009 at 8:17 am |

    Got you Mdau Halisi. Gone are the days we feared any team in Africa. I dont see Chipolopolo surviving at Marcio Maximo’s boys in Ivory Coast. And as of club football, Tanzania is a bit far better than Zambia, so it is better for Patrick Phiri to join a developing side than a decaying one.

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