Patrick Phiri has eulogized his former late player at club and country Mark Sinyangwe who died on Wednesday.
Phiri said Sinyangwe was a great loss to football after working with the late left-back at Nkana and Zambia between 1997 and 2006.
“It is a great loss because he was young and experienced,” Phiri said. “He rose through the ranks and was part of the All-Africa Games team under the late Ben Bamfuchile in 1999 that finished second to Cameroon.”
Phiri said he will remember fondly Sinyangwe who captained Zambia to victory in the 2006 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia.
38-year-old Sinyangwe was also a Super Division winner under Phiri at Nkana in 1999 including back-to-back BP Top 8 wins that year and 2000.
The left-back passed away at Ronald Ross Hospital in Mufulira on Wednesday evening where he was admitted for most of July.
He leaves behind a wife and three children.