Former Flames defender Meke Mwase’s coaching career seems to have taken a big leap in Swaziland where he is Mbabane Highlanders coach.
After steering the second tier side to the Swaziland MTN Premier League, Mwase has now become the team’s fans darling as Highlanders lie on position two on the table led by Young Buffaloes.
Mbabane Highlanders have 13 points from six games while the leaders have18 points from the same number of games.
The former Big Bullets and Silver Strikers coach, however, does not take the team’s sudden change of fortune for granted.
“The supporters love you when the team is doing well. So, you have to make sure the team is performing.
“At the moment we have played six games. We have won four games, lost once and drawn once, ” said Mwase.
He said his ambition was to make sure the team maintains its status in the top-flight league.
“This is the team’s first season in the Premier League,” he said.
“Anything can happen in football but our target is to avoid relegation and at least win a cup.”
Ironically, fellow former Flames defender Charles Manda is his assistant after he joined the team on a one- year renewable contract.
The two former Mighty Wanderers players formed a solid defence in the Malawi national football team in the 1990s. n