The Senior Men National Team started the Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup 2022 on a high note with a convincing win against Mauritius by 3-0, a late draw aginst Malawi by 1-1 and a win against Lesotho by 2-0 which guaranteed Eswatini a place in the quarter finals of this competition with 7 points.
It was in the knock-out stages where Eswatini started tasting the bitter pill of the competition as Sihlangu lost against Senegal by 11-10 after sudden death penalties. The scoreline was 1-1 after 90 minutes. This made Eswatini to play against Botswana in the Hollywoodbets COSAFA Plate Semi-Final where Eswatini lost by 2-0. What was similar to these losses was that Eswatini created numerous goal scoring chances but failed to convert them into goals. As a consolation for Eswatini is that in all the matches that Sihlangu played, Eswatini payers won the man of the match awards. These players are Sandile Gamedze (twice), Sifiso Matse, Mzwandile Mabelesa and Fanelo Mamba.