FORMER Eswatini Under-17 and 20 international, Wandile Dlamini has paid tribute to former Warriors assistant coach, Saul Chaminuka for the guidance during their tenure at the liquidating MTN Premier League of Eswatini club, Matsapha United.
Dlamini, who is on the verge of joining Piggs Peak based MTN Premier League of Eswatini outfit, Malanti Chiefs said Chaminukaa��s coaching skills helped him make a great leap in his career as it opened up new challenges.
Chaminuka tenure at the Eswatini outfit lasted 18 months during which he guided them to the MTN National First Division title and ultimate promotion to the elite and the losing Swazi Bank Cup 2016/17 Cup finalist earning recognition before parting ways with the club in February 2018.
It is during this time that DlaminiA� got drafted into their developmental side a honour which he credits to Chaminuka.
a�?When Saul arrived at Matsapha United, I was still a fringe player and at the early stages almost gave up but he literally be patient. He would often tell me that he wanted to make the best out of me by helping me adjust to game situation.
a�?He would frequently give me runs during games which had less pressure and use me as a substitute in high pressure games and that somehow eased my nerves and created in me a desire to fight.
a�?He realised my potential and eventually at some stage he began to play me frequently. This was his astuteness and I believe I am now a better player today than before. It is unfortunate in life we part to meet and meet to part and I wish one day I would get the chance to play under him,a�? said Dlamini.
With Matsapha United soon to be defunct, Dlamini is one of the players targeted forA� free transfer and he has set his sights outside the town of hisA� birth on Malanti Chiefs with whom he has been trainingA� during the off season ahead of the league season which kicks off next month.
Dlamini was a member of the Eswatini soccer team that took part at the African Union Sports Council Region V Youth Games held in Bulawayo in 2014.A� He scored two goals against Zimbabwe in next edition of the games which were held in Angola inA� 2016.