Swaziland in AFCON survival battle

Swaziland in AFCON survival battle
Kei Kamara of Sierra Leone challenged by Felix Badenhorst of Swaziland during the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers match between Swaziland and Sierra Leone ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Wednesday May 28, 2014. 14:46

Swaziland have 90 minutes to save their 2015 Africa Cup qualifying hopes when they visit Sierra Leone in Freetown on Saturday.

The two sides are locked at 1-1 from their first round, first leg match played at  Somhlolo National Stadium a fortnight ago on May 18 where they rallied to snatch a draw early in the second half.

“The players believe they can play better away from home and considering our performance in recent games, it is possible," Swaziland coach Harries Bulunga.

"I can only hope that this  spirit will continue to prevail."

Swaziland must win in Freetown to advance to the final knockout round knowing a scoreless draw will see Sierra Leone go through on away goals rule while another 1-1 result will see the match decided on penalties.

Meanwhile, the visitors have some injury worries ahead of the trip with defender Sifiso  Maseko and midfielder Felix Badenhorst in a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s game.

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