Davies Phiri is new AmaZulu goalkeeper coach


Zambian national team goalkeeper trainer, Davies Phiri (38), has joined Steve Barker’s new look technical team after signing with the KZN club on Thursday.

The former Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper coach replaces 64 year old Graham Johnson who has been at the club since 2007.

“I’m feeling good. In life what I always like to say is, you always have to face a new challenge. I’ve been working in this area for more than six years now.

“I’ve also played for Zambia for 10 years and I like to impart knowledge, and I’m lucky enough to have trained in Europe. In this game you always have to discover new things that you may have not known while playing,” he said.

Phiri is no stranger to KZN football having also turned out for Durban Stars and Golden Arrows. He has also worked as goalkeeper coach for Thanda Royal Zulu and Nathi Lions.

“I’ve also have watched some matches of AmaZulu – especially not so long ago against Polokwane City when we were watching Bornwell Mwape (Zambian international). I also watched some of the team’s matches last year,” he added.

Phiri will still remain part of the Zambian national team set up.

AmaZulu began life with a new head coach this week following the appointment of Steve Barker who has had to hit the ground running in an effort to turn the club’s fortunes around.

The two new faces have the tough challenge of fixing a goal leakage, which has seen Usuthu concede 18 goals this season from 11 matches which has seen them remain 16th on the log with four points.

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