Abuja - The
Sihlangu Semnikati of Swaziland will go to tonight’s clash against the Super Eagles of
Nigeria seeking nothing, but to compete against their feared opponents,
according to Coach Harris Bulunga.
of the game, the Swaziland coach, Harris ‘Madze’ Bulunga has told the Times of
Swaziland that the only player who had been ruled out of the clash was Phinda
Ginindza who he said complained about some tightness in his groin.
He said he
was being assessed by the team doctors, but will not be risked for tonight’s match.
doing well at training and what can we say, the day is here, there can be no
taking it back.
physically ready for the clash, and we are still polishing up the psychological
aspect, even though the players appear to be calm ahead of the match,” Bulunga
they told the players to forget about the status of the players they would be
facing, but only focus on doing their task.
Also read: John Ogu marries beautiful bride
field of play, names count for nothing. You have to fight for your own space
and we have just told our players to stick to the plan and forget about the big
names in the Nigeria squad,” he said.
the probable line-up, he said they were not even revealing that to the players
until at about 11am today.
“We are not
rushing into doing that because we have a pool of players to choose from. We
are assessing, but tomorrow (today) by 11am we will announce the starting eleven,” he said.
urged the nation to come in numbers to back their team.
the support of the nation so that by their huge noise, the players can be
motivated to do well. We are playing at home and that should show by the
support of every Swazi,” he said.
yesterday afternoon through the Matsapha Airport and coach Sunday Oliseh did not mince
words in stating that they were here to win, despite acknowledging that
Sihlangu were a difficult side.