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Weslians present king with cow
By BHEKISISA MAGONGO - SWAZI TIMES-20-Jul-2009
MBABANE – Manzini Wanderers presented His Majesty King Mswati 111 with a cow for attending the SwaziBank Cup final in April.
The Weslians forked out E4 000 to buy the cow that was to be given to the king as a gift for watching the team’ lose 1-2 to Mbabane Highlanders at a packed to the brim Somhlolo Stadium on Sunday April 5, 2009.
This was revealed by the team through its financial report presented to the supporters during their meeting at Salesian High School. Team treasurer Mbongeni Mkoko disclosed that the cow was given to the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) to take to His Majesty.
“We want to clarify on the E4 000 king’s gift that appears on the report. The gift was in appreciation of the king’s presence during the SwaziBank Cup final. It was a historic event and the team felt honoured to show their joy to His Majesty,” he said.
FA President Adam ‘Bomber’ Mthethwa opted not to comment on the matter when asked yesterday. The maroon and white ensemble was presented with the rare opportunity of posing with His Majesty after the match. That was despite painfully losing courtesy of a stunning brace by Khayelihle ‘Karas’ Dlamini, who beat goalkeeper Basil Mthethwa via free kicks. The match was also watched by the team’s patron, Inkhosikati LaMbikiza, who openly cheered the club.
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