Cape Town - Free State Stars have sacked Kinnah Phiri as club coach and handed the job to Ernst Middendorp.
According to KickOff, an unnamed source revealed the details that the 60-year-old coach was given his marching orders.
“Kinnah is fired and Middendorp is taking over,” the source said.
Phiri guided Stars to a ninth place finish last season after taking over Tom Saintfiet last season.
However, have not started the 2015/16 campaign as they would have liked.
Stars have struggled to notch up a victory in their first opening three games having lost all three fixtures.