They came to this competition as underdogs, but the Senior Men National Team (Sihlangu) has rose to the occasion by qualifying to the semi-finals of the COSAFA Cup 2021 that is taking place in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. Eswatini finished on the second position in group A with 7 points behind the host nation who has 10 points.
It was the 19th minute goal by Sihlangu’s marksman Sabelo ‘Sikhali’Ndzinisa that guaranteed Eswatini a place in the semi-finals of this competition. The Eswatini goal scorer was also the man of the match of this highly intensive match as the Zebras of Botswana were fighting for a win in order to book a place in the semi-finals however, the game ended in a 1 all draw after Thatayaone Kgamanyane equalized in the 65th minute. The Dominic Kunene led Sihlangu will play against Senegal on Friday for a place in the final to be played on Sunday.