The senior Women’s National Team (Sitsebe SaMhlekazi) will intensify the preparations for the upcoming TOTAL AFCON Qualifiers against Lesotho. This was highlighted by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) during a press conference that was held at Sigwaca House in Mbabane. This will be the maiden appearance of the women’s national team in the AFCON competition.
Sitsebe SaMhlekazi will play against Lesotho early next year in a two-legged encounter with the winner to play against South Africa which will also be a two-legged encounter. The winners of the second round of qualifiers will qualify for the finals to be held in November 2018. These finals will be hosted by Ghana.
The women’s national team is expected to report in camp after the finalization of the training programme that will assist Sitsebe SaMhlekazi to prepare for this competition. “We are still drawing up the programme that will help the Women’s national team to prepare for the TOTAL AFCON Qualifiers as we want the national team to give it their best shot and achieve positive results”, said the CEO. He also highlighted that the participation of Sitsebe SaMhlekazi in such competitions enriches the development of Women’s football in the country. “Our participation in such competitions will enhance the growth of women’s football in the country as the players will be motivated to play under the Women’s Football League (WFL) in order for them to be selected to play for Sitsebe SaMhlekazi” said the CEO of the NFAS.