Eswatini go for experience in COSAFA Women’s Championship


Eswatini coach Dumisani Makhanya has named a squad of 20 players for the 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship that will be staged in Nelson Mandela Bay from 28 September to 9 October.

Eswatini are in Group C and open their campaign against Zambia next Thursday. They will then face Uganda three days later, before they finish their pool play against Namibia on 5 October.

Only the top team in each of the three groups and the best placed runner-up advance to the semifinals.

Eswatini squad:

Goalkeepers: Sukoluhle Sibandze (Young Buffaloes), Gcinile Dlamini (AS Interladies)

Defenders: Samkelisiwe Malinga (AS Interladies), Futhie Dlamini (Royal Leopards), Thandeka Mbatha, Welile Ndwandwa (both Manzini Wanderers), Noxolo Malinga, Thulisile Dvuba (both Young Buffaloes), Sibongile Ngwenya (Unattached)

Midfielders: Nokuthula Dlamini, Sikhanyiso Magagula, Tenanile Ngcamphalala (all Young Buffaloes), Phumzile Dlamini (Royal Leopards), Mazwi Dube (Manzini Wanderers), Simangele Sikhondze (Elangeni Ladies)

Strikers: Siphesihle Dlamini, Nonjabuliso Mokgale (both Royal Leopards), Nomvula Sanga (Manzini Wanderers), Sibonelo Gwebu (Mbabane Swallwos), Celiwe Nkambule (Young Buffaloes).

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By FARPost Reporter