Tony Tsabedze of Swaziland challenged by Mwinyi Kazimoto of Tanzania during the 2015 Cosafa Cup match between Tanzania and Swaziland at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg on the 18 May 2015 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Tuesday Oct 13, 2015. 11:59
Information emanating from Swaziland is that the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match between Swaziland and Djibouti has been postponed.
According to Swazi Observer, the match was set to get underway on Tuesday in Swaziland and is now postponed for either Wednesday or Thursday after the East African country failed to arrive on time.
Swaziland’s Football Associations CEO Frederick Mngometulu has confirmed the latest developments to the Swazi publication.
“The match has been postponed to Wednesday (tomorrow) or Thursday as Djibouti failed to secure a flight from Nairobi, Kenya today (yesterday) for them to arrive in the country at least twenty four hours before the match,” said Mngometulu.
“We are going to discuss the way forward concerning the match but it is likely to be played within the next 48 hours. We will inform the nation on the new developments.”
The report further revealed that Djibouti failed to secure their transit visas on time which saw them staying in Nairobi for the past two days after the first leg played last Friday at the Hassan Galoud Stadium where they lost 0-6 to Sihlangu.
Meanwhile, Isihlangu Somnikati is set to meet the Super Eagles of Nigeria next month with the first leg scheduled to be staged in Swaziland.