By Sibusiso Masilela | 2019-03-15
SOCCER - FOOTBALL lovers attending the Ingwenyama Cup final at Somhlolo National Stadium on Sunday are in for an entertainment feast – a celebration of football and culture which is fit for the whole family.
No matter who wins the match, fans will have a memorable outing which will include witnessing new winners of the tournament and SMVAF Ingwenyama Cup Chairman Prince Hlangabeza has urged fans to continue behaving themselves and market the country to the outside world.
Between Mbabane Highlanders and Young Buffaloes, one of these teams will be the first apart from Mbabane Swallows to lift the trophy since inception of the SMVAF’ sponsorship.
The festivities of the day are due to start when gates open at 7:45am, way before kick-off, with action attractions planned to ensure that spectators have memorable moments beyond the soccer pitch.
The prince said the entire nation should continue displaying respect and further create a good image of the country during Sunday’s fourth final of the tournament blending football with culture.
The prince was speaking during the competition’s joint kit and culture presentation at the King’s Office at Nkhanini yesterday.
“We are looking forward to a great an exciting final and we hope the well prepared team will win the tournament. We expect all the participants to showcase respect in all their activities on the day since this would create a great platform to market the country.
“This event will be broadcast live and Emaswati must demonstrate what they are known for, respect,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sincephetelo Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (SMVAF) Chief Executive Officer Helmon Vilakati said they were happy with the progress of the tournament.
“We are happy the tournament has reached the finals and it has proceeded smoothly since it started. We promise to deliver a great final on Sunday as all the participants are expected to entertain the whole world through the various disciplines,” he said.
The soccer final would see last year’s runners-up Young Buffaloes tackle maiden finalists Mbabane Highlanders in the battle for the E1.3 million first prize carrot.
The match to kick-off at 3:30pm would be screened live on SuperSport 10 and members of the public will part with E50 entrance fee.
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