Wednesday 2023-10-04




By Melusi Mlotsa | 2023-06-03

Soccer – Mbabane Swallows fans can breathe a sigh of relief after their President Archbishop Bheki Lukhele and the club smoked a peace pipe with him promising to return.

This comes after the man of the cloth tendered his resignation recently to the Club Elders, citing personal problems.

It was after the current season of the MTN Premier League had ended which saw the capital city side finish in third place.

Latest news indicates that the president had a fruitful meeting on Thursday evening with the Council of Elders headed by Absalom Ngwenya and Management Committee held at the team offices.

Well informed sources revealed that the president promised to stay and ordered the club to issue an apology following incident that happened in their MTN Premier League match against Royal Leopard at Mavuso Sports Centre.

The man of the cloth also promised to pay the players’ salaries before the end of business yesterday after a delay due to the uncertainties.

“The meeting was a success and the president committed himself to the club. I think they will soon call a press conference and tell the world about the latest development,” said the source.
Several attempts to get hold on the team Chairman of Elders Ngwenya were futile after his phone rang unaswerered.

The team governor, Sebenele Nhlengetfwa, said they will release a statement.
“We will make a press release either today or tomorrow (today),” he said
Lukhele took over from Princess Lungile in the 2017/18 season and is yet to take the team back to Africa despite signing big name players.

Meanwhile, the club is expected to deal with a number of their players’ contractual issues.  Some of the players who are out of contract are Felix Badenhorst, Wonder ‘Samba Jive’ Nhleko, Tony ‘TT’Tsabedze, Xolani ‘Papi’ Sikhondze, Bashir Mutanda, Kingu Pemba, Sandile Hlatshwako to mention but a few.

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