USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SELL YOURSELF - BOMBER TELLS UNDER-20s
- Eswatini Football Association (EFA) President Adam ‘Bomber’ Mthethwa has encouraged the Under-20 team to grasp the opportunity they had been given and market themselves.
The president said this when he bade the team farewell at the EFA Technical Centre at Lobamba yesterday. The team left the country for the 2018 MOPANI Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships to be held in Kitwe, Zambia.
“Firstly, let me start by congratulating you on making it to the team and I urge you to use this opportunity to make a name for yourself. Sell yourselves to the world and improve your chances of making it into the senior national team. We wish you all the best and safe travels on your journey,” said the president.
The team’s head coach Dumisani ‘DU’ Makhanya said the team was more than ready to face the challenges ahead after thorough preparations.
“This week has been very good in terms of training and commitment from the players.
We have no injuries in the team and are travelling with a fully fit squad,” said the coach.
He went on to say that their opponents should not rule them out of the competition.
“Eswatini has lost its reputation of being a football nation recently, but we promise to change that. Anything can happen in football and teams who underestimate us will be in for a surprise,” said Makhanya. The team left by road for Johannesburg where they will catch a flight to Nairobi, Kenya. They will then take a connecting flight to Ndola, Zambia, where they will catch another bus to Kitwe.
Eswatini play their first fixture on Monday when they face Nambia. Head of delegation for the team is Hhohho Regional Football Association (HRFA) Chairman Nigel Shongwe.
READY FOR ACTION: Eswatini Under-20 national team players and EFA President Adam 'Bomber' Mthethwa pose for a group photo after the EFA had bid the team farewell at the Techical Centre in Lobamba yesterday.
PAYING ATTENTION: The players listening to speeches during the farewell function.
MAKE US PROUD: EFA President Adam ' Bomber Mthethwa addressing the players before they left for Zambia.