Can Bogandanda stop Birds?
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.
Head coach: Thabo ‘Koki’ Vilakati Captain: Tony ‘TT’ Tsabedze Key players: Njabulo ‘D4D’ Ndlovu, Xolani ‘Papi’ Sikhondze, Wonder Nhleko One to watch : Kola Aladeon.
Head coach: Ernest Mavuso Captain : Clement Sibandze Key players: Mancoba Zwane , Thamie Zulu, Mzwandile Mabelesa One to watch: Sifiso Dlamini.