‘Buffs’ start new season on a high in EL League
SDefending champions of the Esibayeni Lodge (EL) Under-17 League Young Buffaloes started the new season on a high, as t hey beat Vovovo 3 – 2 in their first match of t he campaign. The reigning champions took to the field to f a c e - of f with Vovovo at the Somhlolo National Stadium yesterday. The Mbongwa Dlamini led-side managed to brush off a determined Vovovo to finally win the closely contested five-goal thriller, and the win will surely be a pacesetter and morale booster to the army side.
Vovovo however came to the party and showed their worth in their maiden appearance in the development league.
This was the only game played at Somhlolo on the day following the eleventh hour-postponement of the clash pitting Midas City and Manzini Sundown.
Meanwhile at the Manzini Old Trade Fair, pitting Police Side Royal Leopard and Mbabane Highlanders saw ‘Ingwe Mabalabala’ manage a 2-1 win to also start the season with maximum points, starting the league marathon positively.
As a result, Sundowns just trained for the whole 90 minutes they were due to play, and when the clock hit noon, the stage was set for ‘Buffs’ and Vovovo.