Swaziland team bus registered in SA, SAFA fixing the papers

Swaziland team bus registered in SA, SAFA fixing the papers
Banele Sikhondze of Swaziland challenged by Junior Baometo of DR Congo during the 2016 Cosafa Cup 3rd Place Play Off match between Swaziland and DR Congo at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 25 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jun 29, 2016. 10:26

According to Swaziland media reports, the National Football Association's bus has been grounded because it is registered in South Africa.

The Times of Swaziland reports that the bus was donated by the South African Football Association (SAFA) after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

It is reported that the coach was used by Isihlangu Semnikati and it's now currently parked at the Technical Centre in Lobamba, leaving the team to hire a privately owned bus.

The Swazi website has quoted NFA's CEO Frederick Mngomezulu who confirmed that they were still finalising some paperwork with SAFA.

The bus operates in Swaziland while registered in South Africa and has come with costs to the NFAS as they have been hiring a coach since the game against Guinea in the 2017 Gabon Africa Cup Qualifiers late last month.


"We are still finalising some paperwork for the bus with our counterparts in South Africa (SAFA)," said Mngomezulu.

"It is not a one-day thing to work on the paperwork as there are a lot of stakeholders involved.

"Now we are towards the end of the process and in no time, the bus will be back on the road."

The CEO added that there were no mechanical faults in the bus which was donated by SAFA in 2014, four years after the World Cup.

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