Sikhondze among the six picked from SA for WCQ by Papic

Sikhondze among the six picked from SA for WCQ by Papic
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 Staff Reporter

Wednesday Aug 28, 2019. 14:00

Swaziland will have six players from clubs in neighbouring South Africa in their squad for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Djibouti.

Coach Kosta Papic picked the diminutive Banele Sikhondze from Polokwane City and five players from second division Mbombela United for the two-legged tie.

The first leg will be played in Djibouti on September 4 with the return on September 10 at Mavuso Sports Centre.

The last time the two sides met Sihlangu won convincingly 8–1 on aggregate.


Goalkeepers: Mlamuli Makhanya (Tambuti), Sandanezwe Mathabela (Mbabane Swallows), Phephisani Msibi (Royal Leopard)

Defenders: Banele Dlamini (Green Mamba), Machawe Dlamini, Melusi Dlamini (both Royal Leopard), Siboniso Mamba, Lindo Mkonta (both Young Buffaloes), Ndaba Ndumiso, Siboniso Ndzabandzaba (both Mbabane Swallows), Siboniso Ngwenya (Mbombela United, South Africa), Vusi Vilakati (Mbabane Highlanders)

Midfielders: Sibonginkhosi Dlamini (Mbabane Swallows), Sandile Gamedze (Young Buffaloes), Junior Magagula (Royal Leopard), Lindani Matsenjwa (Young Buffaloes), Njabulo Ndlovu (Mbombela United, South Africa), Banele Sikhondze (Polokwane City, South Africa), Wandile Shabangu (Young Buffaloes), Menzi Sithole (Mbabane Highlanders), Fanelo Tsabedze (Royal Leopard)

Forwards: Felix Badenhost, Justice Figureido (both Mbombela United, South Africa), Allen Mabuza (PPK Black Swallows), Fanelo Mamba (Young Buffaloes), Sifiso Matse (Royal Leopard), Sabelo Ndzinisa (Mbombela United, South Africa).

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