‘Mlaba’, Mkhulisi get Sihlangu re­calls

Observer on Saturday - - Sport - By Sa­belo Gwebu

– SIHLANGU coach An­thony Md­luli has made a few changes in his Sihlangu squad to face Niger next Sun­day at Mavuso Sports Cen­tre.

Md­luli has in­cluded on form duo of Mba­bane High­landers de­fen­sive mid­fielder Mla­muli ‘Mlaba’ Nkam­bule and ag­ile Green Mamba shot stop­per Thokozani Mkhulisi in his 27-men squad re­leased by the Eswa­tini Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Also in­cluded are goal bangers Musa Dlamini of Green Mamba and Royal Leop­ard’s Lun­gelo Ts­abedze who have seven goals apiece in nine MTN League matches.

In­dus­tri­ous Leop­ard mid­fielder Ju­nior Ma­gag­ula also got a nod in the team af­ter stel­lar per­for­mances.

Also, former Royal Leop­ard coach Si­fiso ‘Nuro’ Ntibane has named his squad of 24 Un­der-23 play­ers to play Mozam­bique in the To­tal 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Na­tions qual­i­fiers in backto-back matches slated for next Fri­day in Ma­puto and Tues­day Novem­ber 20 at Mavuso Sports Cen­tre.

Both teams are ex­pected to start full time camp to­mor­row af­ter their re­spec­tive play­ers week­end club com­mit­ments.

SOC­CER SIHLANGU SQUAD Goal­keep­ers:

San­danezwe Matha­bela (Mba­bane Swal­lows), Thokozani Mkhulisi (Green Mamba), Phep­hisani Msibi (Royal Leop­ard)

De­fend­ers: Si­bon­iso Mamba, Wandile Maseko, Lindo Mkhonta (Young Buf­faloes), Banele Dlamini, Sanele Chauke (Green Mamba), Si­fiso Nkam­bule, Machawe Dlamini (Royal Leop­ard),

Zweli Nx­u­malo, Si­fiso Matse, Ju­nior Ma­gag­ula (Royal Leop­ard), Richard McCreesh, Si­zol­wethu Sha­bal­ala, Tony Ts­abedze (Mba­bane Swal­lows) Mx­olisi Mkhontfo (Green Mamba),

Mid­field­ers:

Sa­belo Gamedze, Mla­muli Nkam­bule (Mba­bane High­landers), Sandile Gamedze (Young Buf­faloes)

Melusi Mkhwanazi, Lun­gelo Ts­abedze (Royal Leop­ard), Mthunzi Mkhontfo, Musa Dlamini (Green Mamba), Fanelo Mamba (Young Buf­faloes), Sandile Hlatshwako (Mba­bane Swal­lows) and Jus­tice Fi­gareido (Mar­itzburg United, SA)

Strik­ers: NA­TIONAL U-23 SQUAD

Lwethu Sime­lane (Manzini Sun­downs), Lin­dani Mt­set­fwa (Manzini Sea Birds), Bongiswa Dlamini (Sid­washini), Machawe Dlamini (Vovovo), Mla­muli Msibi (Royal Leop­ard), Me­shack Lushaba (Mba­bane City), Si­bonelo Sibandze (Young Buf­faloes), Mnce­disi Dlamini (Vovovo), Mkhuleko Ma­gag­ula (Manzini Sun­downs), Peter Dlamini (Mba­bane High­landers), Melusi Dlamini (Hlatikulu Ty­coons), Sidumo Myeni (All Na­tions), Wandile Sa­colo (Mba­bane Cit­i­zens), Leon Many­isa (Vovovo), Phum­lani Mat­sen­jwa (Mo­neni Pi­rates), Gcin­wayinkhosi Dlamini (Manzini Sea Birds), Ndu­miso Mabuza (Mba­bane High­landers), Likhwa Th­wala (Milling Hot­spurs), Sethu Ma­bil­isa (Vovovo), Bongwa Mat­se­bula (Madlenya), Muzi Ts­abedze (Manzini Sea Birds), Themba Mthembu (All Na­tions), Ayanda Kunene (Mba­bane Cit­i­zens), Mce­bisi Motsa (Hlatikulu Ty­coons)

2019 AFRICA CUP OF NA­TIONS QUAL­I­FIERS

Novem­ber 18 Mavuso Sports Cen­tre Sihlangu vs Niger 3pm

2019 AFRICA U-23 CUP OF NA­TIONS

Novem­ber 16 Es­ta­dio Na­cional do Zim­peto, Ma­puto Mozam­bique vs Eswa­tini 6pm Novem­ber 20 Mavuso Sports Cen­tre, Manzini Eswa­tini vs Mozam­bique 3pm.

SWAZI STARS: Sihlangu play­ers dur­ing their train­ing ses­sion.

AS IT COMES: Mat­sapha United coach Ernest Mavuso and Thabo 'Koki' Vi­lakati of Mba­bane Swal­lows share a light mo­ment ahead of their clash to­mor­row.

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