“With the 2010 World Cup around the corner, I felt it wise to work in Swaziland which is closer to South Africa. The World Cup will present Southern Africa football immense opportunities. I believe Swaziland has the potential to be part of the success,” he told Kick Off.
The Swiss, who had earlier applied for the Uganda’s Cranes job, had a disastrous start to his first assignment against Malawi’s Flames, as the host side went down 3-0 in Mbabane.
Savoy, who has penned a two-year deal with the Swaziland National Football Association, had a successful spell with Ethiopia whom he took to the quarter final of the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup last year.
The heavily built coach has replaced Zambian Martin Chabangu, who has been Sihlangu’s caretaker since the sacking of well-travelled Egyptian Ayman Elyamony.