Past Manzini ‘Downs

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Sikhondze to the ‘ter­ri­ble’ Royal Leop­ard twins in Fanelo and Lun­gelo Ts­abedze, the team is filled with ta­lent.

PLay­ing in the Lubombo Su­per League, they will fancy their chances against elite league Manzini Sun­down’s af­ter they brushed off Sea Birds in the open­ing round of the four-year-old knock­out com­pe­ti­tion.

Ac­tu­ally, the former Pre­mier League side will be fan­cy­ing their chances against Sun­downs, who have been rather in­con­sis­tent, al­beit boast­ing star­lets in their squad.

The Lubombo-based side hogged head­lines dur­ing the last 16 af­ter dis­play­ing a gal­lant per­for­mance that even­tu­ally saw Sea bite the dust in the tourna- ment blend­ing cul­ture.

They will be once again ex­pected to pull an­other up­set at the ex­pense of the ‘Kappa Boys’, who are still try­ing to find their for­mula un­der the tute­lage of Zim­bab­wean men­tor Julius Chaku­pewa. foot­ball with

The hub side had to dig deep into their re­serves to knock out a stub­born Mba­bane Cit­i­zens, thanks to a Linda Mapha­lala soli­tary strike.

Chaku­pewa will be re­ly­ing on his ex­pe­ri­enced troops such as Phum­lani Dlamini, Ndu­miso ‘Sikhokho’ Shongwe and Linda Nkam­bule to rise to the oc­ca­sion and trans­port the ‘Kappa Boys’ to the quar­ter-fi­nals.

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