U-20 goalkeeper coach promoted

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:42:07 +0000

 

By Michael Miyoba

 

INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has promoted Under-20 national team goalkeeper trainer Yona Phiri for his part in the team’s exploits at the just ended AfCON tournament in Lusaka which Zambia won.

Phiri, a police officer at Kabwata police in Lusaka, is also goal keeper trainer for the MTN/FAZ Super League Nkwazi Football Club.

Phiri has been promoted from the rank of Inspector to Chief Inspector following his splendid performance with the Under-20 national team at the recent AfCON hosted by Zambia.

The chief of police promoted Phiri yesterday when the AfCON goalkeeper winning coach presented to him the Under-20 CAF gold medal and two replica jerseys for Zambia.

In a statement released to the media by Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo, the Inspector General said the Zambia Police Service was grateful to Yona’s contribution towards football in the country.

He urged the officer to continue flying the Zambia Police flag and that of Zambia high through his contribution to the national team as he continues coaching goal keepers.    The Inspector General said it was evident that Phiri was doing well as seen through the display by the Zambia Under-20 national team goal keeper Mangani Banda who was confident throughout the tournament and only allowed in two goals.

Kanganja wished the goal keeping coach and the national team success at the Under-20 South Korea World Cup which kicks off on May 22.

Yona was voted Zambia Police coach of the year during the 2016 police awards held last month.

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