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By Siphosethu Dlamini | 2024-04-20

SOCCER -YOUNG Buffaloes striker Sandile ‘Saviola’ Gamedze and Ludzeludze Killers’ Mvuselelo Mthethwa were named the MTN Premier League and MTN NFD player of the month for March respectively.

The two were presented with their cash prizes and trophies on Thursday at MTN Mahlalekhukhwini House in Ezulwini. They were presented by Premier League of Eswatini (PLE) Football Manager Pat Vilakati and MTN representative Thulani Nhlabatsi.

The duo was presented with E8 000 in total with ‘Saviola’ taking home E6 000 while Mthethwa bagged E2 000.

‘Saviola’ becomes the seventh player to be named the month’s best after Nsingizini’s goalkeeper Sibusiso ‘Baraba’ Dlamini, Manzini Wanderers’ Mlamuli ‘Mlaba’ Nkambule, Royal Leopard’s Andy Junior Magagula Mbabane Swallows Kwayki Kingsley, Green Mamba’s Sabelo ‘Sikhali’ Ndzinisa and Madlenya’s Sehluko Nkabindze.

The seasoned striker said he had not thrown in the towel in as far as challenging for the league's top goal scorer award, when appreciating his selection as the best player for of the month of March.

“I can start by thanking the sponsor and all those who saw it fit to award me and my teammates for putting all the effort into putting the team where it is today.

“We started badly but we were able to fix things and came back to compete again and being one of the oldest players in the team comes with pressure as at times I have to take the responsibility,” he said.

Mthethwa of Ludzeludze Killers said he would love to see himself in Royal Leopard’s colours when given a chance to play in the Premier League. 

“I would love to thank my teammates for being there for me always  and encouraging me to do better now I have a trophy in front of me. I would also love to thank MTN for the support of the First Division league.

I want to help my team survive relegation and also score more goals till I become one of the most deadly strikers in the country and when given a chance to play in the Premier League Royal Leopard would be my preferred team,” he said.

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