In a case of a rejected stone becoming the cornerstone, Malawian coach Meke Mwase has been honoured in Swaziland as the Best Coach for the 2016 Premier League first round.
The Mbabane Highlanders coach, who was rejected by Malawian Super League clubs before trekking down South, has won the accolade after an impressive stint at the Swaziland topflight league outfit.
Highlanders have finished the first round second to Royal Leopards with 49 points.
Confirming the development from Mbabane, Mwase, who is only in his maiden season said he was delighted with the award.
“It is an honour to be named the coach in a foreign land,” said Mwase.
During the awards presentation ceremony, Mbabane Highlanders captain Xolani Sibandze named was also named best player halfway through the MTN campaign and finishing top in the scorers chart with seven goals.
Mwase, a Confederation of Africa Football (Caf) B licence holder, attributed the windfall to the team’s impressive performance in the league.
“I think all this is because the team played good football and that is why we’re on second position in the first round,” he said. n