Danisa Phiri

Danisa Phiri
Personal information
Full name Danisa Phiri
Date of birth (1979-07-01) 1 July 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Zimbabwe
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Njube Sundowns
2007 Highlanders (loan)
2008 Dynamos
2008–2010 Njube Sundowns
2010 Bantu Rovers
2015 Tsholotsho
National team
2008 Zimbabwe 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 June 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2016

Danisa Phiri (born 1 July 1979) is a Zimbabwean retired footballer who last played as a defender and midfielder for Tsholotsho.

Career

Phiri played for five clubs during his playing career. He began with Njube Sundowns.[1] In 2007, he joined Highlanders on loan.[2] He then spent a short time with Dynamos in 2008 before returning to Njube,[3] two years later he signed for Bantu Rovers in 2010 before going into coaching with Quelaton.[4][5] He had a spell with Tsholotsho in 2015 after coming out of retirement alongside Joel Luphahla and Siza Khoza.[6] Phiri won 1 cap for the Zimbabwe national team.[7]

In 2012, Phiri, along with 5 other footballers, were given life bans from football due to their part in the Asiagate match fixing scandal with Zimbabwe that took place between 2007 and 2009.[8] However, on 24 May 2015, Phiri was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Asiagate scandal. He proved to the ZIFA that he didn't take part in the matches involved.[9]

Career statistics

As of 29 June 2016. [7]
National team Year Apps Goals
Zimbabwe 2008 1 0
Total 1 0

References

  1. ^ "Zimbabwe 2003". RSSSF. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe: Bosso Suffer Major Setback". All Africa. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Africa: Dembare's Final Safari List". All Africa. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Njube play-off crisis as player exodus looms". New Zimbabwe. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Sibanda reappointed Quelaton head coach". News Day. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Luphahla, Khoza, Phiri come out of retirement". Chronicle. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Danisa Phiri profile". Football Database. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Asiagate: 15 get life bans". News Day. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Asiagate relief for Phiri". The Sunday News. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2016.

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