‘Mlaba’, Mkhulisi get Sihlangu recalls
– 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),
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.