They lost the first leg match by 2-1 against Etoile du Sahel but Young Buffaloes FC is confident that they can make it to the group stages of the Total CAF Confederations Cup. “Even though we are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we still believe in the capabilities of the players who are part of the travelling delegation to Tunisia”, said Sandile Gwebu who is the club’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Some of Young Buffaloes FC’s players are not part of the trip to Tunisia as they tested positive for COVID-19.
When sending the army side off to Tunisia on behalf of the Eswatini Football Association (EFA), the Vice President of the football association, Dr. Comfort Shongwe acknowledged the players’ effort during the first leg encounter and urged the nation to support the team through prayers as they leave the country for the second leg. “You played very well during the first leg of which as EFA we believe that you can make it in the second leg and proceed to the group stages of this competition. We urge Swati nation to support you through prayers and have a safe trip and please remember to adhear to the COVID-19 protocols”. The second leg match will be played at the Stade Taleb Mhiri Sfax on Sunday 21st February 2021 and kick-off is at 1600hrs Tunisia time.