Wednesday 2019-05-22




By Melusi Mlotsa | 2019-03-16

SOCCER – The two soccer giants, Young Buffaloes and Mbabane Highlanders have threatened to tear each other part in the Ingwenyama Cup tomorrow at Somhlolo National Stadium. The two teams were at the SMVAF offices yesterday for the pre-match meeting.  Saul Chaminuka, the Mbabane Highlanders coach, thanked His Majesty King Mswati II for  the lucrative Ingwenyama Cup sponsorship and further stated that  they are ready for the final.

 “My players are ready for the final and I can promise that we will do everything to win it. “ I am appealing to the team’s supporters to pray for us. It’s been a long time since the team has been in the final, therefore, I am calling for support from all supporters. We are looking for nothing else on Sunday but a win,” he said.

The Zimbabwean mentor also appealed for good behaviour from the team’s supporters. Meanwhile, his captain Xolani ‘Chocco’ Sibandze, also said they were looking forward to the final. “I would like to first thank His Majesty the King for this tournament.  I can also assure our fans that on Sunday we shall do everything to make them happy as we have rectified our mistakes,” he said . Sibandze further asked the team’s supporters to behave themselve and not resort to violence. “Our supporters should accept the results the way they are,’”he said.

‘We have a plan for Highlanders   – Dominic

Meanwhile, Young Buffaloes head coach Dominic Kunene said they have a plan for Mbabane Highlanders and they will unleash it tomorrow. “I would first like to thank His Majesty for this tournament. Sekhuta lwandle. Coming on Sunday’s game, all can say is that it won’t be an easy game. We are a small team and we will be playing a tough game against Highlanders to Sunday,” he said. Kunene said his team is ready for the final and have covered all aspects of the game. He mentioned that they specialised in the psychological part of the game. He said tomorrow would be a new game altogether against Highlanders.

Buffaloes captain Mphile ‘Nyandoro’ Tsabedze said they were ready for the final. The former Sihlangu player further thanked their families for allowing them to play football and mentioned that the match against Highlanders came at the right time for the army side. “We would like thank God for meeting Highlanders in the final.  We respect them but not inside the field of play,” he said. The captain urged the team’s supporters to come in their numbers  and behave themselves. “We won’t disappoint them.” 


As soldiers we are promising to lift up the trophy,’ he said.


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