“We are expecting to win in Djibouti but football is improving and we have to be careful”, Sihlangu Head Coach, Kostadin Papic said during an interview before yesterday’s national team’s training session at the Somhlolo National Stadium. He also highlighted that the upcoming match is very much important to them as they want to be in the group stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. “The players need to work hard in order to win the match”, he said.
Papic also stated that its advantage out to start playing away and they will try to finish the job in Djibouti. When asked about the availability of the international players, the Serbian born Coach stated that there is a possibility of having one of them as they are still with their football clubs and unfortunately they will be having club commitments on the day that the national team will be leaving the country, which makes their travelling logistics to be a challenge. The National team is leaving on Sunday, 31st August 2019 and they are expected to be back on Saturday, 7th September 2019 for the home match. “The travelling logistics are a disadvantage but there is nothing we can do”, he concluded.