Former Silver Strikers team manager Mike Chirwa died on Monday at Kamuzu Central Hospital.
According to his son Tanaka, Chirwa succumbed to meningitis. He was admitted to the hospital on December 30 2013.
Silver coach Stain Chirwa described Mike as a humble person who could bring sanity to the team.
“Personally, he was like my brother. We grew up together and were both at Bwaila Secondary School before also working together at the Reserve Bank of Malawi,” said Chirwa.
“As Silver Strikers, we are touched by his death. He will be remembered as a great Silver player,” said Chirwa.
The former national team defender was part of the successful Silver Strikers squad that swept almost all trophies in 1986-1987 season.
The central defender joined the Bankers together with Stain Chirwa in 1982.
After retiring as a player, Chirwa, who was popularly known as Wecheweche, last served as Silver team manager in 2011 together with Dan Dzinkambani as coach and Meke Mwase as his assistant.
The coaching panel was fired on December 6 the same year after being suspended on November 6 for inconsistent performance.
Chirwa, who until his death was a businessperson living in Area 18 B, is survived by two sons.
His body will be buried today in Kawale.