These are the competitions that are played for, by both the national team and local clubs. The international competitions that are being contested by the clubs are also referred to as interclub competitions. The international competitions that are contested by the national teams are the FIFA World Cup, TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), TOTAL Champions of African Nations (CHAN), COSAFA Senior Challenge, U20 COSAFA Cup, African Union Sports Council Zone 6 Games and the Olympic Games. The international competitions that are contested by local clubs are the TOTAL CAF Champions League and the TOTAL CAF Confederations Cup.
These are the competitions that are played for by the local clubs. The highest competitions are under the Premier League of Swaziland (PLS) and the lowest competitions are under the Regional Associations. The is only one competition that focuses on Womenâ€™s Football. This is the Women Football League.
This is the Senior Men's National Team. Kosta Papic is the Head Coach of Sihlangu SeMnikati.Currently, the national team is on position one hundred and forty one (141) on the FIFA rankings.The Senior Men's National Team has never qualified for the World Cup Finals, TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations and the TOTAL African Nations of Championships. The best performance of Sihlangu SeMnikati was winning the bronze medal during the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup.
The phase 2 and 3 coaching courses will continue on Saturday 2nd July 2016 at the Manzini Regional Football Association and the Technical Centre respectively. Both lectures starts at 0900hrs (9 a.m.) and the participants are urged to keep time. These courses started last week.
Anthony MdluliÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â : Phase 2
Musa Mamba and Friday MyeniÂ Â Â Â Â Â : Phase 3
The EFA offers numerous educational courses under the following disciplines:
Under the coaching discipline, the following courses are offered:
1. EFA License D
2. CAF License C
3. CAF License B
4. EFA Coaching Diploma
5. CAF License A
6. EFA Advance Diploma
7. CAF Pro License
Under the administration discipline, the following courses are offered:
1.Basic Administration Course
2.Intermediate Administration Course
Under the refereeing discipline, the following courses are offered:
1.Basic Refereeing Course
2.Intermediate Refereeing Course
3.Advance Refereeing Course
Under the medicine discipline, the following course is offered.
1. Basic Medicine
Futsal is a fast-paced 5-a-side soccer game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognized by FIFA. While it is a sport in its own right, Futsal does not compete with mainstream football, but serves to support it. Futsal is widely considered a valuable tool in the development of young players to assist them in becoming more technically proficient. The EFA endorses it as a key part of appropriate training philosophy.
The style of Futsal fosters key skills and techniques that are all directly transferable to the 11-a-side game while also incorporating the principles of attack and defence. Through Futsal, players have increased opportunity for:
Additionally, Futsal is primarily an indoor sport so players can continue their development when outdoor surfaces are not available due to poor weather conditions. Futsal is a great opportunity for players of 16 and above years old to play in a recognized form of 5-a-side with a pathway to play in recreational, regional, nation and international competitions in the future.
Grassroots Football Development Programme is football for all (i.e. football for everyone, by everyone, everywhere). It targets both boys and girls aged 6-12 years old through schools, communities and club initiatives. The key concept of this football development programme is to bring together as many people as possible through football. the grassroots football development programme advocates exchange and sharing of human values and, of course, promotes the pleasure of practising our marvelous sport.
Of course not all young players will become the stars of the future and they do not all have the skills required to become professional players. So intensive training sessions and complicated tactics are not appropriate. The essential elements of grassroots football are relationships, team spirit and fun. This football development programme offers everyone the chance to play football, without discrimination and without the need for major infrastructures. It involves all stakeholders of the EFA which includes Government, Non Government Organizations, Communities and Schools just to mention a few.
To create an efficient technical development structure and efficient technical development programmes which will be a base for the identification, nurturing and continuous production and improvement or upgrade of technical personnel to elite levels.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the head of the secretariat which is the management and operations arm of the National Executive Committee. The CEO also becomes a General Secretary of the association in all its assemblies and that of the Executive Committee and is hired on a full-time basis.
The Secretariat of the association comprises the following departments:
Each of these departments have heads( Managers) that are responsible to the CEO.