The Senior Men’s National Team (Sihlangu SeMnikati) has safely returned

back home after a long trip to Niger for an away 2019 AFCON qualifier Match in Niamey, Niger.

When addressing the media, the Head of Delegation, Mr Johannes Siboza reported that the trip was a success as they were able to come back home safely and every member of the delegation is healthy. “We had a safe trip and everyone is okay”, he said. He also elaborated that the national team had a good game as it was unlucky not to come back with a win. Lastly he urged the nation and the media to continue supporting the Nation’s Pride.

The Head Coach of the National Team, Pieter De Jongh through his Assistant Coach, Anthony Mdluli, praised the players for playing very well under very harsh conditions as it was very hot. “The lads played very well as the aim was win the match, however a draw is still okay as the target is to get eleven points at the end of the campaign”, he said.

Tony ‘TT’ Tsabedze, the National Team’s Captain, echoed the coach’s words as he also highlighted that the aim was to win this match. “We were all out for a win; however we ended up getting a draw which is also fine. Credit must be given to the lads and the technical bench for this valuable point away from home”, he said. He also thanked the nation for their support as they were aware that they were with the national team in their prayers. Lastly, he stated that they will put more effort so that they win their home matches in order to increase the chances of qualifying for the 2019 AFCON Finals in Cameroon as anything is possible in football.


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