Mbabane: The ‘beautiful birds’, Mbabane Swallows have finally bought it’s own new bus, the Iveco Mercedes Benz sprinter, which is a 2020 model.
The Sprinter is estimated to be closed to a million emalangeni. This was confirmed by the club president Arch-Bishop Bheki Lukhele during the popular EBIS sports show hosted by Nathi “Mdockies”Hlophe Friday morning and during the unveiling and handing over of the bus to the club officials at the clubs offices.
This comes hardly a month after their former Mercedes Benz sprinter, which was a 2017 model was bought by sworn rivals Mbabane Highlanders after Eswatini bank took it to recover it’s debt since Swallows failed to service the loan with the bank.
Bishop Lukhele has won back the trust from the Swallows family after he bought the bus. Lukhele declared that he was touched by the club supporters declared their unhappiness after losing out the former Mercedes Benz sprinter to Mbabane Highlanders during a public auction.
An independent investigation by this desk uncovered that the sprinter bought by the Mbabane Swallows have cost the president more than a million including branding.