By Sibusiso Masilela | 2019-11-08
SOCCER – FORMER Manzini Wanderers Managing Director Mduduzi ‘Tsotsi’ Mabila has bounced back at the team, and this time around as the club’s lawyer.
Mabila is representing the hub giants in the case involving player Leon Manyisa and Malanti Chiefs.
‘Tsotsi’ resurfaced yesterday evening during a disciplinary hearing after Malanti Chiefs confirmed their protest against the ‘Weslians’ where the matter was postponed to November 20 at Sigwaca House.
This comes after Manzini Wanderers requested the Eswatini Football Association Disciplinary Committee chaired by Mayoyo Dlamini to push the matter to another date.
Malanti Chiefs recently lodged a protest about the registration of Manyisa, who recently re-joined the hub giants from his brief stint with Armenian side FC Van.
The player featured during the two team’s MTN Premier League clash played at Somhlolo National Stadium over the weekend where Manyisa helped Wanderers to beat the basement side by scoring the solitary goal.
Wanderers, through their lawyer Mabila, who has been instructed by Vusi Thomo, told the DC that they were informed at short notice about the hearing.
Mabila stated that they were only told yesterday about the case instead of the normal 48 hours before the hearing, hence it was difficult for them to prepare their defence.
He also told the DC that they were hoping to get all the necessary documents essential in the matter such as the international Transfer Certificate (ITC), playing card and clearance, among other things, through the assistance of the Eswatini Football Association.
Malanti Chiefs lawyer Zakhele Dlamini, who was accompanied by the team officials in acting Public Relations Officer Mandla Maduna and former PRO Lungile Dube, agreed to the postponement.
Dlamini said they would rely on the documents that would be provided by the national mother body EFA pertaining the case.
Manyisa was also present at the hearing alongside Wanderers officials in Vusi Thomo, Bongani ‘Bhanyaza’ Mdluli and Berger Nxumalo.
The Premier League of Eswatini was represented by their prosecutor Desmond Manda.
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