Charles Manda named Meke Mwase’s assistant in Swaziland


Charles Manda has been named as an assistant to Swaziland’s Mbabane Highlanders’ new coach, Meke Mwase; effectively re-uniting the former Flames and Be Forward Wanderers defenders.

Swaziland Observer newspaper reported on Friday that Manda, who quit Mbabane’s Malanti Chiefs recently, was unveiled during a press conference held at the BPL Telecommunications head offices in the Swazil capital on Thursday.

“I am ready to work together with the head coach in reviving the team and I strongly believe that we can achieve a lot if we stand united,” said the soft-spoken Manda who joined the team on a one- year renewable contract.


Manda and Mwase were Flames’ regulars in the 1990s, hence they are obviously excited to work together in foreign land. both are highly qualified coaches with Caf and Uefa badges.

Highlanders’ managing director, Bheki ‘Rubber’ Simelane, said they had identified Manda as the right person to assist Mwase, who was unveiled last month. Highlanders initially failed to lure Ernest Mtawali and Young Chimodzi.

“We are pleading with our supporters to rally behind the technical team in order to achieve our mandate of bringing back the glory days. We are also pleading for unity from the entire Mbabane Highlanders family,” Simelane is quoted as saying.

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