Swaziland squad to face Bafana

Swaziland squad to face Bafana
Tony Tsabedze

by Neil Greig

Tuesday Mar 24, 2015. 06:36

When South Africa take on neighbours Swaziland in an international friendly in Mbabane on Wednesday evening,  there will be three familiar faces in Tony Tsabedze, Phinda Dlamini and Felix Badenhorst.

Kick-off for the friendly game is at 19h00.

Tsabedze played for SuperSport United at one stage in his career and was more than a useful left winger. He has been a long serving national team player over the years.

Like 'TT', Badenhorst has been a key figure in the national team. He was once on the books of Jomo Cosmos, but could not kick his PSL career into the next level despite his huge talent.

Dlamini was linked to several PSL teams at one stage, but despite being rated as one of Swaziland's best he was not able to carve open a successful transfer to South Africa.

For South Africa, May Mahlangu and Anele Ngcongca have both been ruled out due to injury (foot and Achilles tendon problems respectively), while captain Dean Furman has been excused at the request of his club Doncaster Rovers.

South Africa have a 100 percent record against their neighbours, with four our victories from as many matches. In addition, they have scored 10 goals and conceded just one.

Swaziland Squad:

Goalkeepers: Nhlanhla Gwebu (Malanti Chiefs), Mphikeleli Dlamini (Leopard), Sanda Mathabela

Defenders: Sibusiso Dlamini (Highlanders), Mandla Palma, Sanele Mkhweli and Sifiso Mabila (Swallows), Sikhumbuzo Ntimane, Sifiso Nkambule and Maqhawe Dlamini (Leopard), Banele Dlamini and Siyabonga ‘Msholozi’ Mdluli (Green Mamba) and Phumlani Dlamini (Sundowns)

Midfielders: Njabulo Ndlovu, Felix Badenhorst and Tony Tsabedze (Swallows), Siboniso Malambe, Zweli Nxumalo and Ncamiso Gina (Leopard), Wandile ‘Skosh’ Shabangu (Buffaloes), Muzi ‘Mzo’ Dlamini (Green Mamba) and Xolani ‘Chocco’ Sibandze (Highlanders)

Strikers: Sandile Hlatshwako (Swallows), Phinda Dlamini (Green Mamba) and Mthunzi Mkhontfo (Leopard)

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