Danisa Phiri

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Danisa Phiri
Personal information
Full nameDanisa Phiri
Date of birth (1979-07-01) 1 July 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Zimbabwe
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2003–2008 Njube Sundowns
2007Highlanders (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 onlyand 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.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

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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]

Njube Sundowns is a Zimbabwean football team in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (ZPSL). They play their home matches in Gwanda.

Highlanders F.C. association football club

Highlanders FC is a Zimbabwean football club based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, formed in 1926 that plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. It is also known colloquially as iBosso.

Dynamos F.C. association football club

Dynamos Football Club is a Zimbabwean professional football club based since 1963 at Rufaro Stadium, Mbare, Harare. The team currently participates in Zimbabwe's top-tier, the Premier Soccer League. Founded in 1963 after a merger between two lesser teams in Mbare, Harare Township, Rhodesia, the side quickly became one of the strongest in the Rhodesian league, and by the recognition of the country's independence as Zimbabwe in 1980 had become the country's most successful team, having won six national titles. Dynamos have won a record 22 league titles and 16 cup titles.

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]

Asiagate is the name of the match fixing scandal that involved players and officials of the Zimbabwe national football team. Zimbabwe's national team underwent tours of Asia and lost several games which led to suspicions of match fixing.

Zimbabwe national football team national association football team

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Zimbabwe Football Association

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is the governing body of football in Zimbabwe. It is responsible for organising the national football competitions in Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe national football teams.

Career statistics

As of 29 June 2016. [7]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Zimbabwe 200810
Total10

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