WOUNDED MAMBA FACE MALANTI CHIEFS
Green Mamba vs Malanti Chiefs) (1.30pm, Somhlolo National Stadium)
SOCCER – Wounded current MTN Premier League log leaders Green Mamba will be looking to bounce back to winning ways from their midweek bubbles at the expense of the inconsistent Malanti Chiefs this afternoon at t he S omhlolo Nati onal Stadium.
The Correctional Services side, who are currently sitting tops with 24 points, will be aiming to rediscover their formula against the Pigg’s Peak based side following their midweek loss to Mbabane Highlanders. ‘Inyoka Eluhlazana’ had previously enjoyed a rich vein of form in the league where they had recorded seven straight victories until they were put to the sword on Wednesday night at the Mavuso Sports Centre. The stage is set for Caleb Ngwenya and charges to prove their critics wrong and grind positive results.
The Sihlangu assistant coach, Ngwenya is blessed with plenty talent in his talent which comprises of Mthunzi ‘Xavi’ Mkhontfo, Mxolisi Mkhontfo and Musa Dlamini, who has been enjoying good scoring form in the new season. The match is not going to be a stroll in the park for Ngwenya and his charges as they have to deal with a tricky opposition in Malanti Chiefs. The Pigg’s Peak based side is also blessed with some capable individuals in their camp in the likes of Siyabonga Nkambule, Thokozani Dlamini and the Malawian import Binwell Katinji. Katinji is certainly going to be the danger man for ‘Bafana bemboyi’ due to his impressive scoring record which saw him score four league goals for his side this season. Malanti have lost their giant killing tag which previously saw them gun giants and they have the opportunity to diffuse the Mamba poison in order to redeem their image.
Head coach: Caleb Ngwenya Captain: Banele ‘Makonose’ Dlamini Key players: Sanele Chauke, Mthunzi Mkhontfo, Njabulo Tfwala One to watch: Musa Dlamini.
Head coach: Raymond Dlamini Captain: Siyabonga Nkambule Key players: Lindokuhle Fakudze , Innocent Jere, Thokozani Dlamini One to watch: Binwell Katinji.