Swaziland national football team

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Swaziland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield)
Association National Football Association of Swaziland
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Harris Bulunga
Asst coach Bhekisisa Mkhonta
Captain Vacant
Home stadium Somhlolo National Stadium
FIFA code SWZ
FIFA ranking 162 Increase 2 (27 November 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 92 (October 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 190 (September- October 2012)
Elo ranking 170
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Swaziland 2–0 Malawi [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]]
(Swaziland; 1 May 1968)
Biggest win
 Swaziland 3-0 Botswana 
(Botswana; 25 August 1990)
 Swaziland 4–1 Lesotho 
(Mbabane, Swaziland; April 25, 1999)
 Swaziland 3-0 Lesotho 
(Maseru, Lesotho; 15 August 1999)
 Swaziland 3–0 Comoros 
(Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; 22 October 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 10–0 Swaziland 
(Alexandria, Egypt; March 22, 2013)

The Swaziland national football team, nicknamed Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield),[1] is the national team of Swaziland and is controlled by the National Football Association of Swaziland. It has never qualified for the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations finals. Swaziland's best performance in an international tournament is a semi-final finish in the COSAFA Cup.

However, on 8 June 2008 they achieved their first win in a World Cup qualifier since 1992, beating 2006 finalists Togo 2–1 on home soil.

Competition record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

2013 COSAFA Cup[edit]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Nhlanla Gwebu (1984-11-25) November 25, 1984 (age 30) Swaziland Young Buffaloes FC
2 2DF Sifiso Mabila Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
3 2DF Jerome Ntshalintshali (1984-09-10) September 10, 1984 (age 30) Swaziland Royal Leopards
4 2DF Lwazi Maziya (1983-04-22) April 22, 1983 (age 31) Swaziland Mhlambanyatsi Rovers
5 3MF Vuyani Mazibuko Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders
6 3MF Sibonginkosi Gamedze (1993-12-26) December 26, 1993 (age 20) Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders
7 3MF Wonder Nhleko Swaziland Malanti Chiefs
8 2DF Mndeni Mamba Swaziland Moneni Pirates
9 4FW Nhlanhla Kunene Swaziland Malanti Chiefs
10 3MF Darren Christie (1984-11-21) November 21, 1984 (age 30) Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
11 3MF Mcolisi Lukhele Swaziland Moneni Pirates
12 3MF Sifiso Vilakati
13 4FW Nicholas Carrington Swaziland Manzini Sundowns
14 2DF Dennis Fakudze (1983-06-13) June 13, 1983 (age 31) Swaziland Royal Leopards
15 4FW Sabelo Ndzinisa Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
16 1GK Mphikeleli Dlamini Swaziland Royal Leopards
17 4FW Zweli Nxumalo Swaziland Royal Leopards
18 4FW Bonginkosi Dlamini
19 2DF Sanele Mkhweli Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
20 3MF Nkosingphile Tsabedze

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