The National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) on behalf of the football family, expresses its sincere appreciation and humbleness for being selected as the Best Association and further congratulates the Senior Men’s National Team (Sihlangu SeMnikati); the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NFAS; Mbabane Swallows FC Head Coach, Mr. Thabo Vilakati; Sihlangu SeMnikati and Mbabane Swallows Skipper, Tony Tsabedze; and former Sihlangu SeMnikati Head Coach, Mr. Harries Bulunga for their respective achievements during the maiden Swaziland National Sports Awards.
The NFAS was selected as the Best Association, Sihlangu SeMnikati as the Best Team, CEO of the NFAS as the Best Sports Administrator, Mr. Thabo Vilakati as the Best Coach whilst Mr. Harries Bulunga was chosen by the Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs in the category of Lifetime Awards.
On another note, the NFAS further congratulates the President of the NFAS, Senator Adam Mthethwa and the CEO, of the NFAS, Mr. Frederick Mngomezulu, for their respective appointments into the Confederation of African Football (CAF) standing committees. The President was appointed into the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Organising Committee whilst the CEO was appointed into the Legal Affairs and National Associations Committee.
These tremendous achievements are an indication that our football is maturing both technically and administratively. Additionally, such achievements also show the great contribution of the game of football in the practice and upliftment of the sporting industry domestically and beyond.