Ingwenyama Cup Chairman Prince Hlangabeza making his remarks

Ingwenyama Cup Chairman Prince Hlangabeza making his remarks

A WEEKEND WHERE WE REMEMBERED…

Th e past weekend marked a special occasion for the entire Mbabane Swallows family. Around this time last year, we lost a football icon, a visionary and one of the most hard-working entrepreneurs I have ever come to know. Mr Victor Gamedze was not only my boss; he was a father to many in the club and outside it. His passing on was untimely; of course there is never a good time for a most loved person to pass on, but in his case there was
just a lot that he had set in motion and it would have been fair for him to rip the fruits of his hard work. I
am one of the ‘work-in-progress’ that he untimely left. There was a time in my life when, given my academic
background, I considered finding a long term job that would sustaining me when my playing career was over. Mr Gamedze had something better – business. He introduced me to how businesses and investments work, and since he did I have never looked back. Because of Mr Gamedze I have become addicted to cement, and I have been able to invest in property in a number of areas across the country. He taught me never to put all my eggs in one basket, and in keeping with what he taught me, I have tried to diversify my investments. It was in memory of this man with perhaps one of the greatest football brains in the region that all Mbabane Swallows faithfuls came out to be numbered
this weekend, as we played Manzini Sundowns. To see so many people clad in the commemorative t-shirts printed ‘Myekeleni Aphumule’ was very emotional, and as players we had to respond the best way we know how. Manzini Sundowns were not just going to lie down and allow us to have things easy just because we were commemorating the life of a great leader. They surely made it a great day for football, almost immediately responding to our first
goal. We surely had to dig deep and find strength in our reserves to beat them. For me, it was good to score
on such a special day. The day was made even more special by the return of our goal hero, Sabelo ‘Sikhali’ Ndzinisa, after over a year recovering from a career-threatening head injury. I have to take my hat off for my colleague, Sikhali – rarely do you come across footballers with such bravery. I have to thank the entire
Swallows family for supporting the young man as he recovered from the injury. Everyone just kept believing that some day he would be back doing what he is good at. I salute the administration of the club for helping Sikhali with all material things as he recovered. Surely he lacked nothing. Without putting the young man under pressure, I can assure our supporters and the entire football fraternity in Eswatini that the best is yet to come from Sikhali. Till we talk again – much love and respect.

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