|Full name||Danisa Phiri|
|Date of birth||1 July 1979|
|Place of birth||Zimbabwe|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|2007||→ Highlanders (loan)|
| * 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.
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