The National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) has extended a special tribute and momentous gratitude to His Majesty The King Mswati III together with the Royal Family for gracing the 3rd Finals of the Ingwenyama SMVAF Cup. The NFAS highlighted its humbleness by His Majesty’s attendance and patronage. “The blending of football and culture accords this competition great mileage; particularly its uniqueness; which plays a great role in marketing the sport and culture of the country”; the statement read.
The NFAS also stated that this tournament has laid a solid foundation in celebrating His Majesty’s 50th Birthday and the same number of years since gaining independence. In addition, the football association extended its appreciation to the Head of Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland, his Cabinet and Civil Service, Members of both Houses of Parliament, Sincephetelo Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (SMVAF), Football family, Invited guests, Fans and the Media for being part of this historic event. “This stakeholders played a pivotal role in making this event to be the glamour and success witnessed”; the statement read. The NFAS urges the nation to always remember and implement the messages that the sponsor (SMVAF) communicated through this competition; as by so doing, the nation’s safety on the roads will be assured.
In conclusion, the football association congratulated the champions of both the football and cultural categories at stake in this competition and also recognized the efforts of the other finalists, various participating football clubs at the earlier stage, all of whom were competitive thereby enhancing our football brand. The organizing committee of the tournament was also acknowledged as it presented a well- coordinated tournament from the opening to the very last day of the competition. “Once again, the football family remains greatly indebted to the Patronage of His Majesty The King Mswati III; Bayethe Wena WaPhakathi