The death has been announced of former Nchanga Rangers great Willie Phiri.
The former Rangers and Zambia midfielder from the 70’s died at midday today at Nchanga South Hospital in Chingola from a bone infection.
Phiri has been wheelchair-bound for the last 18 years after a road traffic accident near Kabwe on his way to Lusaka from Chingola on a player scouting mission.
He was Rangers coach at the time of his accident where he had been on the bench since 1984.
Phiri, 59 played for Rangers for over 15 years where he began his playing career before retiring in 1983.