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Mba­bane Swal­lows vs Mat­sapha United (3.30pm, Somhlolo Na­tional Sta­dium)

Cap­i­tal city gi­ants Mba­bane Swal­lows will be out to prove their supremacy this af­ter­noon when they take on Mat­sapha United dur­ing the sec­ond match of the MTN Premier League dou­ble header billed for the Somhlolo Na­tional Sta­dium.

The red and white glam­our side will want noth­ing other than a vic­tory in or­der to re­main within the ti­tle chas­ing pack as they are trail­ing cur­rent log lead­ers Green Mamba by seven points. ‘Umkhonto ka Shaka’ will be ea­ger to win fol­low­ing their 1-all mid­week draw against Sea Birds which some­how halted their am­bi­tions of clos­ing down the run away log lead­ers. It is back to the draw­ing board for the ‘Birds’ coach Thabo ‘Koki ‘ Vi­lakati to bring fresh ideas that would help him get a vic­tory. He is still hav­ing abun­dant tal­ent un­der his dis­posal which is led by the tried and tested Tony’ TT’ Ts­abedze, who is ex­pected to spear­head the team’s at­tack­ing lines. The pint sized winger needs to com­bine with the ex­pe­ri­enced duo of Won­der ‘Samba Jive’ Nh­leko and Kola Aladeon. Mean­while, the vis­i­tors who are un­der the tute­lage of the well-trav­elled Ernest Mavuso who is search­ing for his sec­ond win of the cur­rent cam­paign. The soft-spo­ken for­mer na­tional Un­der-20 coach Mavuso will be hop­ing to get the right com­bi­na­tions to de­stroy the ex­peri- enced op­po­si­tion. Mavuso is likely to de­ploy the ex­pe­ri­enced pair of Cle­ment Sibandze and Si­fiso Dlamini in his quest to pro­duce an up­set against the reign­ing cham­pi­ons.

SWAL­LOWS

Head coach: Thabo ‘Koki’ Vi­lakati Cap­tain: Tony ‘TT’ Ts­abedze Key play­ers: Njab­ulo ‘D4D’ Ndlovu, Xolani ‘Papi’ Sikhondze, Won­der Nh­leko One to watch : Kola Aladeon.

MAT­SAPHA UNITED

Head coach: Ernest Mavuso Cap­tain : Cle­ment Sibandze Key play­ers: Man­coba Zwane , Thamie Zulu, Mzwandile Ma­belesa One to watch: Si­fiso Dlamini.

Cle­ment Sibandze.

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