YOUNG BUFFALOES FC BECOMES THE 2ND TEAM TO WIN THE SMVA INGWENYAMA CUP
The army side, Young Buffaloes FC has become the 2nd team to win the SMVA Ingwenyama Cup competition. This marked the end of the total dominance of Mbabane Swallows FC who had won this Majestic competition in 3 successive football season since it inaugural implementation. Young Buffaloes won this title at the expense of Mbabane Highlanders FC whom they walloped by 3-0.
For their efforts, the army side got a floating trophy plus E1.2 Million. There were other winners on the day as there were several champions even on the cultural category as this tournament perfectly blends football and culture. The patron of the SMVA Ingwenyama Cup also witnessed the final event of the 4th edition of this unique tournament. Also present during this event was the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Dr. Jacob Zuma. Now it still remain to be seen if Young Buffaloes will continue with the same championship trend of this tournament just like the former champions who were able to defend it for two consecutive football seasons which made the Mbabane based side to permanently keep the trophy.
Buckle it up, the game is on!!!
2019/20 PREMIER LEAGUE LOG
|MTN PREMIER LEAGUE -GAME 3(2019/20 SEASON)|
|1||Mbabane Swallows FC||3||3||0||0||10||0||10||9|
|2||Royal Leopards FC||3||3||0||0||8||3||5||9|
|3||Mbabane Highlanders FC||3||1||2||0||3||2||1||5|
|4||Green Mamba FC||3||1||1||5||3||2||4||4|
|5||Mhlume Peacemakers FC||2||1||1||0||4||2||2||4|
|6||P/P Black Swallows FC||3||1||1||1||6||5||1||4|
|7||Moneni Pirates FC||3||1||1||1||5||5||0||4|
|8||MANZINI Wanderers FC||3||1||1||1||3||7||-4||4|
|9||Young Buffaloes FC||1||1||0||0||4||0||4||3|
|10||Malanti Chiefs FC||3||1||0||2||2||5||-3||3|
|12||Denver Sundowns FC||3||0||1||2||2||7||-5||1|
|13||Manzini Sea Birds FC||2||0||0||2||1||5||-4||0|
|14||Milling Hotspurs FC||3||0||0||3||0||6||-6||0|
The Executive Committee is the one that leads the organization. It is the headed by the President of the Eswatini Football Association (EFA), who is assisted by three (3) Vice Presidents. The other Members of the Executive Committee are the four (4) Chairmen of the Regional Football association, Chairman of the Women Football Association, the General Secretary (GS) of the EFA and two (2) other Members, who are Chairmen of the standing committees.
Within the EFA structure, the is a Secretariat, which is responsible for the day-to- day tasks of the EFA's office under the full guidance of the GS who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the EFA. The full operations of the Secretariat is under the auspice of the Executive Committee of the EFA.
These are the member affiliates of the EFA. They are eight (8) in total. They run the official football business under the auspice of the EFA.
Premier League of Eswatini
This is an affiliate of the EFA that runs the elite football in the country. It is made has twenty- six affiliates, which are the twelve (14) Premier League and twelve (12) First Division clubs. The PLS is governed by twenty- six (26) Board of Governors which implies that each club is represented in the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is headed by its Chairman who is also an Executive Member of the EFA. The Chairman is Mr Peter Magagula.
Hhohho Regional Football AssociationThis is an affiliate of the EFA that runs the official football competitions in the Hhohho Region. In football terms, this region is divided into two regions. These regions are the northern and southern regions.
Manzini Regional Football AssociationThis is an affiliate of the EFA that runs the official football competitions in the Manzini Region.
Shiselweni Regional Football AssociationThis is an affiliate of the EFA that runs the official football competitions under the Shiselweni Region. In football terms, the SRFA is divided into two sub regions, which are the northern and southern Shiselweni regions. The Shiselweni Regional Football Association (SRFA) is led by its Chairman, Mr Bhekani Khumalo. He also represents the SRFA in the Executive Committee of the EFA.
Women Football AssociationThis is an affiliate of the EFA that runs the official women's football competition in the country. The Women Football Association (WFA) has thirteen (13) affiliates who are the women football clubs competing in the Women Football League. The WFA is led by its Chairman, Mr Sonnyboy Mabuza. He also represents the WFA in the Executive Committee of the EFA.
Eswatini National Coaches AssociationThis is an affiliate of the NFAS that looks after the welfare and conducts of coaches in the country. The Eswatini National Coaches Association (ENCA) is led by its Chairman, Mr Anthony Mdluli.
Eswatini National Referees AssociationThis is an affiliate of the EFA that looks at the welfare and conduct of the referees in the country. The Eswatini National Referees Association is led by its Chairman, Mr Sipho Kunene.
There are numerous competitions that are being contested for by domestic and national teams. This implies that the competitions are classified into domestic and international competitions.
The Head Coach for the U17 Women National Team is Promise Vilakati, Nkosinathi Lukhele is the Assistant Coach, Ronnie Ginindza is the Fittness Coach and Sukoluhle Sibandze is the Goalkeeper Coach.
The U20 Women National Team’s technical bench consist of Siphiwe Simelane (Head Coach), Friday Myeni (Assistant Coach), Ronnie Ginindza (Fitness Coach) and Bongani Dladla (Goalkeeper Coach). Most of the U20 Women National Team players are chosen from the Schools Woman Football development Programme.
The U17 Men’s National Team will compete in the 2019 COSAFA U17 Men’s Championship in Blantyre, Malawi. This competition will be played as from the 26th to 6th October 2019. The technical bench of the U17 Men’s National Team comprises of Gcina Dlamini (Head Coach), , Mduduzi Nxumalo (Fitness Coach) and Mphikeleli Dlamini (Goalkeeper Coach).
The U20 Men’s National Team will compete in the 2019 COSAFA U20 Men’s Championship in Lusaka, Zambia. This competition will be played as from the 4th to 15th December 2019. The technical bench of the U20 Men’s National Team comprises of Dominic Kunene (Head Coach), Sindiso Gama (Assistant Coach), Sipho Dlamini (Fitness Coach) and Njabuliso Simelane (Goalkeeper Coach).
The U23 Men’s National Team normally competes in the Total CAF U23 Championship which is a feeder of the Olympic Games. The technical bench of the U23 national team comprises of Sifiso Ntibane (Head Coach), Clement Mdluli (Assistant Coach), Dennis Fakudze (Fitness Coach) and Bright Nxumalo (Goalkeeper Coach).