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Swaziland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield)
Association National Football Association
of Swaziland
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Ephraim Mashaba
Most caps Mlungisi Ngubane (91)
Top scorer Sibusiso Dlamini (26)
Home stadium Somhlolo National Stadium
FIFA code SWZ
FIFA ranking 135
Highest FIFA ranking 92 (October 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 174 (October 2005)
Elo ranking 162
Home colours
Away colours
First international
United Kingdom Swaziland 2 - 0 Malawi Malawi
(Swaziland; May 1, 1968)
Biggest win
Swaziland Swaziland 4 - 1 Lesotho Lesotho
(Mbabane, Swaziland; April 25, 1999)
Lesotho Lesotho 0 - 3 Swaziland Swaziland
(Maseru, Lesotho; August 15, 1999)
Biggest defeat
Zambia Zambia 9 - 1 Swaziland Swaziland
(Zambia; February 1, 1978)

The Swaziland national football team, nicknamed Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield)[1], is the national team of Swaziland and is controlled by the National Football Association of Swaziland. It has never qualified for the World Cup or the African Nations Cup finals. Sihlangu's best performance in an international tournament is a semifinal finish in the COSAFA Cup. Their performance over the years has been inconsistent. The current spell under the guidance of Swiss coach Raoul Savoy has resulted in seven defeats for the team.

However, on 8 June 2008 they achieved their first win in a World Cup qualifier since 1992, beating 2006 finalists Togo 2-1 on home soil.

Contents

World Cup record

African Nations Cup record

Current squad

The following players were called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Togo on October 11, 2008.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Njabuliso Simelane Swaziland Green Mamba
2 FW Salebona Jele Swaziland Young Buffaloes
3 MF Malungisa Dlamini Swaziland Young Buffaloes
4 DF Raphael Ntimane Swaziland Malanti Chiefs
5 DF Mlungisi Ngubane Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
6 MF Mxolisi Mthethwa September 18, 1978 Swaziland Royal Leopards
7 Mfanufikile Ndzimande
8 FW Gcina Mazibuko Swaziland Royal Leopards
9 DF Absalom Dlamini August 5, 1984 Swaziland Royal Leopards
10 MF Dennis Masina May 29, 1982 South Africa Supersport United
11 DF Sihawu Dlamini Swaziland Royal Leopards
12 FW Khayelihle Dlamini
13 DF Lwazi Maziya April 22, 1983 Swaziland Mhlambanyatsi Rovers
14 DF Dennis Fakudze Captain sports.svg Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
15 FW Phinda Dlamini South Africa Pretoria University
16 GK Mkhulisi Thokozani Swaziland Manzini Sundowns
17 MF Tony Tsabedze October 29, 1984 South Africa Santos
18 MF Sandile Mdlovu Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
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Recent Call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
FW Mfanzile Dlamini (COSAFA Cup 2008, July) Swaziland Royal Leopards
2 MF Felix Badenhorst (WCQ v. Zambia, 21 June) South Africa Jomo Cosmos
6 FW Collen Salelwako (WCQ v. Zambia, 21 June) Swaziland Royal Leopards
7 FW Siza Dlamini (WCQ v. Zambia, 21 June) April 2, 1976 South Africa Jomo Cosmos
16 GK Sandile Ginindza (WCQ v. Zambia, 21 June) Swaziland Manzini Wanderers
18 DF Zakhele Manyatsi (WCQ v. Zambia, 21 June) Swaziland Royal Leopards
4 DF Themba Manana (v. Togo on June 8)
16 GK Mbongeni Motsa (v. Togo on June 8)

Results and Upcoming fixtures

Date Tournament Location Home Team score Away Team Scorers
6 June 2008
World Cup Qualifier
Swaziland Somhlolo National Stadium Lobamba Swaziland Swaziland
2 - 1
Togo Togo
Siza Dlamini (55), Adekanmi Olufade (88), Collen Salelwako (22)
13 June 2008
World Cup Qualifier
Swaziland Somhlolo National Stadium Lobamba Swaziland Swaziland
0 - 0
Zambia Zambia

Notes

  1. ^ zana-arts

Simple English

Swaziland
Association National Football Association of Swaziland
Confederation CAF
Coach Ephraim Mashaba
Most caps Mlungisi Ngubane (91)
Top scorer Sibusiso Dlamini (26)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Swaziland national football team is the national football team of Swaziland.


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