MANZINI Sundowns are heading to the Premier League in Swaziland, three months after veteran South African coach Kenny Ndlazi joined them.
Ndlazi joined Sundowns at the beginning of this year on a three-month contract when they were lying eighth in the Swaziland First Division League. They are now on top of the log.
"We are now left with four games. The plan is to win all those games," said Ndlazi, who is back in Soweto after the death of his sister, Cynthia Sika Mbatha.
"Sundowns offered me a three-month contract to help them gain promotion to the Premier League. We are almost there but we need to win all our matches.
"We are four points ahead of second-placed Swaziland Hellenic, who beat us on penalties during the Swazi Cup last weekend."
The well-travelled Ndlazi said he will meet the owners of Sundowns at the end of the season to discuss a permanent contract. Fellow South African Ephraim Mashaba is coaching the Swaziland national team.
l Mbatha will be buried at the Avalon Cemetery in Soweto on Saturday. The funeral service will take place at the Methodist Church in Senaoane at 8am.