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Swaziland coach sure of win over Eagles despite injury fear

13 November 2015, 10:09

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.

And ahead 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.

“We are doing well at training and what can we say, the day is here, there can be no taking it back.

“We are 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 said. He said they told the players to forget about the status of the players they would be facing, but only focus on doing their task.

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“In the 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.

Asked on 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.

He then urged the nation to come in numbers to back their team.

“We need 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.

Nigeria arrived 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.

- News24


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