Bulunga: It's not in our hands

Bulunga: It's not in our hands
Harries Bulunga, coach of Swaziland

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Mar 29, 2016. 13:39

Following their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe, Swaziland coach Harries Bulunga believes their fate is out of their hands.

Isihlangu Semnikati succumbed to a 4-0 drubbing by the Warriors on Monday afternoon in Harare during their second leg of the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Speaking to the Swazi Times, Madze said his team failed to display a strong mental attitude.

“We must target the remaining six points at stake and then see where that places us but qualifying is not in our hands now,” said Bulunga.


“We crumbled after conceding the penalty. Our mental toughness was poor because we lost our heads and started playing emotionally, which saw us neglect our defensive organisation, hence the other goals.”

However, winning those remaining two ties could still take the Southern African side to Gabon next year depending on how Zimbabwe does against Malawi and Guinea in their last two qualifiers.

The 4-0 victory means the Zimbabwean Warriors now have eight points and are three ahead of second-placed Swaziland who now have five points from five matches.

Meanwhile, Malawi and Guinea remain rooted at the bottom with two points each and are set to meet in Blantyre on Tuesday afternoon.

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