Dutch tactican De Jongh appointed Swaziland head coach

Dutch tactican De Jongh appointed Swaziland head coach
Njabulo Ndlovu of Swaziland challenged by Paul Katema of Zambia during the 2016 Cosafa Cup Quarterfinals match between Zambia and Swaziland at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 19 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Mar 30, 2017. 20:00

Newly appointed Sihlangu Semnikati coach Pieter De Jongh's contract will expire after one game in charge of the team in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) appointed the Dutch tactician last week - replacing Swazi tactician Harries Bulunga, who had been in charge of the team between 2014 and 2016.

De Jongh signed a one-year deal with the NFAS on Tuesday (March 21) and the contract will expire next year March - with Swaziland having played just one qualifier during this period.

Sihlangu Semnikati are scheduled to take on Niger in their first Group J match on the 13th of June 2017, before hosting Tunisia on the 27th of March of 2018 -days after De Jongh's contract expires.

However, NFAS marketing and communications Muzi Radebe has revealed that the Sihlangu Semnikati coach has signed a renewable contract.

“I understand De Jongh has signed a one year renewable contract," Radebe told Times of Swaziland.

"But it will be up to his employers (FA Executive) to decide on his future next year.

"The set targets and contract terms are between the coach and his employer."

Swaziland are also scheduled to take part in the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers. They will take on Zambia in July 2017.

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