By Sibongiseni Zondi | 2018-06-13
SOCCER- THE late National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) executive committee member Mangaliso Sihlongonyane will be laid to rest on Saturday morning.
Sihlongonyane passed away on Saturday night after a short illness while admitted at the Mbabane Government Hospital. The FIFA accredited Match Commissioner, who was also the Chairman of the Lubombo Regional Football Association (LRFA) at the time of his passing, will be buried this coming Saturday at his home in Siphofaneni. “We met with the Sihlongonyane family yesterday (monday) having been mandated by the NFAS. The family informed us that the memorial service will be on Friday at 12 noon in Manzini. Then we will proceed to a night vigil at his home in Siphofaneni where we will also have the funeral on Saturday morning,” LRFA Vice Chairman Sifiso Shabalala said in an interview yesterday.
Shabalala added that the venue for the memorial service was yet to be confirmed. “The memorial was initially slated for Siphofaneni but then it was moved to Manzini.
We have a tentative venue and we will confirm it once everything has been ironed out. The family has tasked football to lead the way in terms of the memorial service. Having been mandated by the NFAS, the different zones under the LRFA will also be meeting this evening (yesterday) to be officially informed about Sihlongonyane’s passing,” Shabalala added.
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