Mbabane: Manzini Wanderers have admitted the sad untimely demise of its former Chief Executive Officer Pat Mahlalela has surely left a big void in the club.
Mahlalela who served as CEO and as General Manager earlier on at the hub giants succumbed to an undisclosed illness while undergoing treatment at a South African hospital last Friday morning.
The hub giants, in a statement by incumbent CEO Sandile ‘Ntofo’ Dlamini mourned their former development player, passing heartfelt condolences to the Mahlalela family. “Mahlalela grew up at Wanderers and played for the juniors team.
In 2003 he was appointed assistant secretary where he excelled for a number of years. He was then appointed assistant manager responding to players welfare. Later he became manager.
Mahlalela was a dedicated servant of the team and exhibiting high energy in working selflessly for Wanderers. He also held the position of CEO as well as General Manager and contributed immensely for the Club.
Wanderers mourns deeply the demise of Mahlalela and extends its heartfelt condolences to Mahlalela’s family for allowing their son to work for Manzini Wanderers. His departure has created a huge gap in the Club,” the statement read.
No immediate information was available on when Mahlalela will be laid to rest. In recent times, football has been hit hard by deaths, with former Mbabane Swallows Management Committee Chairman Mandla Dlamini, former Premier League of Eswatini CEO John Mazibuko and top coach Thabo ‘Koki’ Vilakati among those who have responded to the Lord’s call.
May their souls rest in eternal peace.
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