Gervais Waye-Hive of Seychelles challenged by Tobisoa Njakanirina of Madagascar during the 2016 Cosafa Cup match between Madagascar and Seychelles at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 11 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Monday Jun 13, 2016. 09:48
Seychelles will be looking to avoid another defeat when they clash with Swaziland in the COSAFA Castle Cup Group A game at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Monday.
The Pirates were edged out 1-0 by Madagascar's Berea in their opening Group A encounter on Saturday evening.
Following the defeat, Seychelles were placed at the bottom of Group A. But they are only three points behind leaders Madagascar with two games left.
Gervais Waye-Hive, who is 28, is one of Pirates' leaders in their current team. The forward is expected to lead their attack against Swaziland.
A victory for Ralph Jean-Louis' side over Swaziland on Monday will them move above their Group A rivals Sihlangu Semnikati on the standings.
Meanwhile, Swaziland will be desperate for a victory when they lock horns with a stubborn Seychelles side on Monday evening.
Sihlangu Semnikati drew 2-2 with Zimbabwe in their maiden Group A game on Saturday. Felix Badenhorst netted a brace for Swaziland.
The stalemate saw Swaziland and Zimbabwe placed second and third respectively on Group A standings. They are two points behind leaders Madagascar.
Badenhorst will be hoping to continue his scoring form for Sihlangu Semnikati on Monday in order to challenge for the tournament's Golden Boot award.
Swaziland coach Harries Bulunga is aware of the fact that an emphatic victory over Seychelles could take them to the top of Group A standings.