Swaziland out to stun Zambia

Swaziland out to stun Zambia
Brian Mwila of Zambia challenged by Banda Abdi of Tanzania during 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup match between Zambia and Tanzania at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on 05 July 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Jul 15, 2017. 20:46

Swaziland will host Zambia in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier Southern Zone first-leg match at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

The King's Shield are one of the African sides that have never reached the CHAN finals and they will be keen to qualify for the 2018 finals.

Experienced internationals Tony Tsabedze, Wonder Nhleko and Sabelo Ndzinisa have all been in included in the squad that will face off with Zambia.

Meanwhile, Zambia have qualified for the CHAN finals twice (in 2009 and 2016). Their best finish was when they won the third-place playoff match in 2009.

Zesco United attackers Dave Daka, John Chingandu and Jackson Mwanza have been named in the Zambia squad ahead of the clash in Swaziland.

The winner on aggregate between Swaziland and Zambia will take on either Botswana or South Africa in the final round of the qualifying campaign.

Nelson Fred, a referee from Seychelles, will be in charge of the encounter between Swaziland and Zambia in Lobamba.

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