Build it through the Build it U13 Football Development Programme continues to empower the Eswatini Child as it is not only about the development of football skills but also the education life is part of this football development programme.

Wenkhosi Dlamini a Grade 7 student at Evelyn Baring Primary School in Nhlangano was the Player of the Tournament for the last edition of the Build it U13 Football Development Programme and the main prize for this award is a bursary worth E10 000.00. Build it presented the U13 National Team international his bursary on Tuesday morning at the Build it Store in Nhlangano. Present during this ceremony was the Eswatini Football Association (EFA) General Secretary (GS) Frederick Mngomezulu, Shiselweni Regional Football Association (SRFA) Chairperson Nkosinathi Kunene, Build it Mbabane and Nhlangano Human Resources Manager Gledwin Hillary, and the father of the player Sibusiso Dlamini to mention but a few.

In his remarks, the GS of the EFA congratulated the player and thanked Build it for her investment towards the development of football. “Congratulations to the player for his exploits and since he is now the U13 National Team player, we hope he will graduate all the way to the senior men’s national team. We also thank Build it for her investment towards football development and this is an indication that with collaboration, a lot can be achieved”, Mngomezulu said. He also thanked the player’s parents for supporting him and encouraged the coaches to work hard. “Thanks a lot, to the parents for supporting the player and we also encourage the coaches to work hard,” Mngomezulu said. The G.S. also highlighted that over the years the player of the tournament used to come from the Mbabane-Manzini corridor but with Wenkhosi Dlamini from Nhlangano winning the latest award is a testimony that a football star can be born anytime and everywhere.

The Chairperson of the SRFA also thanked Build it for her investment towards the development of football at grassroots level and urged the player to continue working hard and be discipline. “Thanks a lot, to Build it for investing towards the development of grassroots football. As SRFA we congratulate Wenkhosi Dlamini and urge him to continue working hard and be discipline,” Kunene said.

A proud father of the player, Sibusiso Dlamini expressed his joy for Wenkhosi’s achievements and acknowledged Build it for ploughing back to the community. “I am over the moon for my son’s achievements and I appreciate what Build it is doing for the community. Success starts here and now we understand that indeed Build it is ploughing back to the nation,” Dlamini said.