Malawian coach Meke Mwase’s title hope in Swaziland was dealt a big blow after his team Mbabane Highlanders were held to a two-all draw.
Highlanders twice threw away the lead to concede the painful result which has made the league title wide open following their rivals Leopard’s 2-1 win over Malanti Chiefs.
Interestingly Mwase’s team beat Malanti by the same margin to maintain their grip at the top of the table with a one-point gap.
But the loss has left the title down to the wire as Highlanders would have to pray for Leopards to either draw or lose while hoping to win the last game of the league against sixth placed Midas City.
The former Wanderers, Bullets and Flames central defender was left heartbroken with the result.
“So near and yet too far,” the soft spoken former Malawi national football team defender, posted on his Facebook page.
But the team’s fairytale run to challenge the title is unprecedented and could be spoken within the same breath with English Premiership champions Leicester City.
The Malawian coach took charge of the team after returning back to the top league as is still on course to win their first title in nine years.