Swaziland, Guinea set for Lobamba battle

Swaziland, Guinea set for Lobamba battle
Guinea's international striker Idrissa Sylla

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Jun 02, 2016. 10:08

Swaziland and Guinea will both be battling to keep their hopes of qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations alive when they meet in Lobamba for their penultimate Group L clash on Sunday. Kick-off at Somhlolo National Stadium will be at 15h00 CAT.

The teams are tied on five points apiece, three adrift of leaders Zimbabwe, who host bottom-of-the-log Malawi in the group’s other match this weekend.

Sihlangu currently hold second place ahead of Guinea on head-to-head results, having beaten the Syli National 2-1 in Casablanca in June last year. The match was held in Morocco due to continuing concerns over the Ebola epidemic.

The Swazis will also be using the match as preparation for the upcoming 2016 Cosafa Cup, which begins in Namibia later this month.

A defeat for either team on Sunday will effectively end their AFCON hopes, while a draw will effectively eliminate both, assuming Zimbabwe are able to defeat Malawi in Harare on the same day.

Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will take charge of the match in Lobamba.

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