Malawian coach Meke Mwase has underlined his pedigree in his first season at Swaziland top league club Mbabane Highlanders after winning best coach award for the first round.
The award ceremony held at Mbabane Club on Friday handed down the former Be Forward Wanderers, Nyasa Bullets defence pillar the award and walk away with R3,000 (about K120,000) for the feat.
The former Malawi national football team captain, known for his few words, was overwhelmed with joy.
“I am very happy and excited for winning the award,” Mwase said.
It was double celebration for the Mbabane Highlanders having captain Xolani Chocco Sibandze winning the best player award.
“Yes my captain Xolani Chocco Sibandze has also won. He is the best player and top goal player for first round Very excited and happy,” he said.
Mwase’s team was on course to win the league title but the two-all draw had put the campaign in jeopardy as they were displaced by hot title contenders Leopards with a game to go.
Leopards took control after winning last weekend and have opened a one point gap which has put Highlanders to pray for a miracle if at all the Malawian would realize his dream of winning a title for them in nine years.