Swallows need to adapt in Congo-Brazzaville, says Vilakati

Swallows need to adapt in Congo-Brazzaville, says Vilakati
Talent Maposa of Mbabane Swallows battles with Phila Dlamini of Moneni Pirates © Pic Sydney Mahlangu/Backpagepix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Apr 06, 2017. 21:00

Mbabane Swallows head coach Thabo Vilakati says they know what to expect when they face Congo-Brazzaville giants AC Leopards on Sunday.

Congo Premier League side Leopards are scheduled to host Swazi Premier League outfit Swallows at the Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso in Dolisie.

This will be the first-leg encounter of the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round and Vilakati explains that they have done their research ahead of the game.

"We are training in this surface because it is bumpy and it prepares us for what we should expect in Congo," Vilakati told Times of Swaziland.

"We have done our research and even the tactics we are doing are solely to assist us adapt on and off the pitch."

Swallows are hoping to make history by becoming the first team from Swaziland to reach the group stage of a CAF club competition.

The second-leg game is scheduled to take place next weekend at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba.

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