Sebastian Mwange bags Cosafa Golden Glove award
Green Eagles Goalie named Goalkeeper of the 2019 Cosafa Cup Tournament
Sebastian Mwange walked away with the 2019 Cosafa Cup Golden Glove award after his heroics that helped Zambia to the title.
The Green Eagles goalkeeper who only made his national team debut at the tournament looked jittery in his first game against Malawi but grew leaps and bounds through the tournament to pull off brilliant saves for Zambia.
He was on hand to save a Khama Billiat penalty against Zimbabwe to help Zambia roar over the Warriors in a tightly challenged semi-final.
With a strong showing in both the semi-final and final, he was the deserving goalkeeper of the tournament.
The 27 year old only conceded two goals at the tournament both of them coming against Malawi.
He follows in the foot-steps of Danny Munyao who won the accolade in 2013 when Zambia last won the Cosafa Cup.
When Mastone Moonze asked coached Chiyangi (who is also Green Eagles coach) on why he had included little known Mwange in the Cosafa bound squad after leaving him out of the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup Green Eagles team where he is coach, Chiyangi responded:
“Seba is our goalkeeper, he missed the games not because he was not fit, I wanted him to fully recover because his injury keeps recurring from the time he sustained it against power Dynamos last year. He is a very good goalkeeper and I think currently he is the best in the league,people don’t just know,” Chiyangi responded.
Mwange will return home with R20,000 in prize-money for the award.
Meanwhile, Gerald Phiri Jnr was named Player of the Tournament and claimed R20,000 in prize-money.
The R20,000 for the Golden Boot will be shared between three players – the Malawian duo of Phiri Jnr and Mhango, and Mauritius striker Ashley Nazira – who all scored three goals.
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