In-form Swaziland chasing top spot in Group A

In-form Swaziland chasing top spot in Group A
Sabelo Ndzinisa of Swaziland challenged by Yanick Manoo of Seychelles during the 2016 Cosafa Cup match between Swaziland and Seychelles at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 13 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016. 13:14

Swaziland will be targeting their second Group A win against Madagascar in the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup on Wednesday evening.

Isihlangu Semnikati are high on confidence following their 4-0 victory against Seychelles on Monday night and will now aim to beat the Malagasy to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Harries Bulunga's men are sitting at the top of the group with four points from a win and a 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe and are level with the Islanders, Madagascar.

A win will take the Swazi side to seven points and ensure they set up a date against Chipolopolo of Zambia on Sunday.

On the other hand, the Barea are fresh from a 0-0 draw against the Warriors of Zimbabwe. They opened their account with a victory over the Seychelles.

Coach Auguste Raux has to ensure his team remains disciplined as they push for top spot in the group.

A win for them will also ensure they reach the quarterfinals as they now compete directly against Swaziland for pole position in the group. The two side's also battled for top spot in their group in South Africa last year with a 1-1 draw sending the Islanders through to the knockout stages.

Madagascar subsequently went on to finish in third place, their best ever showing at the Cosafa Cup.

The match is scheduled to get underway at the Independence Stadium at 18h00.

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