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NATIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of SWAZILAND

President Adam Mthethwa
Address
P.O. Box 641
Mbabane H100
SWAZILAND
Website www.nfas.org.sz
Established 1968
Affiliated to FIFA 1976
Affiliated to CAF 1976
Honours none

Swaziland have been a thorn in the side of many a top team down the years but results have been disappointing in recent campaigns. The current side is coached by local tactician Harries Bulunga, who is seeking to rebuild the side into one that can challenge again for qualification to major tournaments.

SWAZILAND COSAFA CASTLE CUP HISTORY

Swaziland have reached the semifinals of the COSAFA Castle Cup on four occasions, proving their potential for upset results.

In 2003 Sihlangu reached the last four but then lost to eventual winners Zimbabwe. In 2002 they were beaten in the semifinals by South Africa, who also went on to win the competition, and in 1999 they were also semifinalists but were narrowly defeat by Namibia on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw.

They also made the Last 4 in 2016, but were beaten 5-1 by South Africa, who went on to lift the trophy, while Swaziland beat DR Congo 1-0 tio finish third.

Ironically before 1999, they had never won a game in the competition but are now always considered a threat in the COSAFA Castle Cup.

In 2004 Swaziland reached a competition low when they lost their quarter-final tie at home to Zimbabwe by a then competition record score line of 5-0. The match was not completed after a crowd riot brought the game to a premature halt. In 2003, Swaziland played host to the African Under-17 championships.

They have managed to make it past the group stages just once in the last six COSAFA Castle Cup tournaments, but have lost just four of their previous 21 matches, too many draws costing them a place in the knockout stages.

In 2016 they topped a pool that also included Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Seychelles, then defeated Zambia on penalties in the quarterfinals.

COSAFA CASTLE CUP RESULT RECORD

DATEVENUEOPPONENTRESULTGOALSCORERS
03-3-97SomhloloMOZAMBIQUE0-4
08-3-98SomhloloANGOLA0-1
09-5-99SomhloloMOZAMBIQUE3-1Nkambule 2 (1 pen), Masina
18-7-99SomhloloZIMBABWE1-1Mdluli pen
28-8-99WindhoekNAMIBIA1-1Masina
18-6-00WitbankSOUTH AFRICA0-2
11-2-01SomhloloZAMBIA0-0
8-7-01HarareZIMBABWE1-2Nhleko
21-4-02SomhloloNAMIBIA2-1M Dlamini 2 (1 pen)
5-5-02HarareZIMBABWE2-0Siza Dlamini, Sibusiso Dlamini
24-9-02PolokwaneSOUTH AFRICA1-4Siza Dlamini
13-7-03SomhloloMADAGASCAR2-0Siza Dlamini, M Dlamini
31-8-03BulawayoZIMBABWE0-2
27-6-04SomhloloZIMBABWE0-5
11-6-05LusakaZAMBIA0-3
20-5-06GaboroneSOUTH AFRICA0-1
21-5-06GaboroneMADAGASCAR2-0Msibi, Mamba
26-5-07SomhloloMAURITIUS0-0
27-5-07SomhloloMALAWI1-0M Tsabedze
19-7-08WitbankMADAGASCAR1-1P Dlamini
21-7-08WitbankMAURITIUS1-1Mazibuko
23-7-08WitbankSEYCHELLES1-0P Dlamini
18-10-09BulawayoSEYCHELLES2-1Twala, Mfanzile Dlamini
20-10-09BulawayoBOTSWANA0-1
22-10-09BulawayoCOMOROS3-0Twala, Mthethwa, Mfanzile Dlamini
7-7-13KitweBOTSWANA0-0
9-7-13KitweKENYA0-2
11-7-13LusakaLESOTHO0-2
18-5-15PhokengTANZANIA1-0Mabila
20-5-15PhokengLESOTHO2-0Sibandze, Mkhontfo
22-5-15PhokengMADAGASCAR1-1Ndzinisa
11-6-16WindhoekZIMBABWE2-2Badenhorst 2
13-6-16WindhoekSEYCHELLES4-0Badenhorst 2, Ndlovu, Nhleko
15-6-16WindhoekMADAGASCAR1-0Badenhorst
19-6-16WindhoekZAMBIA0-0
22-6-16WindhoekSOUTH AFRICA1-5Tsabedze
25-6-16WindhoekDR CONGO1-0Ndzinisa

OVERALL RECORD

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The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) was established by the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa – Zone 6. It brings together 14 nations of Southern Africa under a single umbrella, with the goal of developing the game of football in the region.

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