Former Malawi football player and coach, Ernest ‘Wire’ Mtawali was Friday honoured at a colourful ceremony in South Africa celebrating his contribution to the development of football in the rainbow nation.
The Premier Social Cohesion games gala dinner was held to among others recognise outstanding contribution to football and society by various people. Gauteng Premier David Makhura presided over the award the ceremony.
Mtawali went to South Africa in the early eighties where he led Celtic to their first ever league championship and Mtawali became and remains the only Malawian to ever win the player of the year award in South Africa that he got in 1985.
In a social media post, Mtawali said: “Thanks to the premier, the honourable David Makhura and Mec for sports of Gauteng for the award in recognition of my contribution to football.”
Mtawali was recognised among others, together with his former coach and colleague Stanley “Screamer” Tshabalala .-Malawi Government Online