Swaziland national football team

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Swazilandian
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield)
Association National Football Association of Swaziland
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh
Captain Siyabonga Mdluli
Home stadium Somhlolo National Stadium
FIFA code SWZ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 139 Decrease 7 (10 August 2017)
Highest 88 (April–May 2017)
Lowest 190 (September–October 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 124 (7 May 2017)
Highest 117 (25 June 2016)
Lowest 181 (2013)
First international
United Kingdom Swaziland 2–0 Malawi 
(Swaziland; 1 May 1968)
Biggest win
 Djibouti 0–6 Swaziland Swaziland
(Djibouti; 9 October 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 10–0 Swaziland 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]

  • 1957 to 1982 – Did not enter
  • 1984 – Withdrew
  • 1986 – Did not qualify
  • 1988 – Did not enter
  • 1990 to 1992 – Did not qualify
  • 1994 – Did not enter
  • 1996 – Withdrew
  • 1998 – Did not enter
  • 2000 to 2012 – Did not qualify
  • 2013 – Withdrew
  • 2015 – Did not qualify

Coaches[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nhlanhla Gwebu (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 32) ? 0
1GK Mphikeleli Dlamini (1983-08-04) 4 August 1983 (age 34) ? 0 Swaziland Royal Leopards
3MF Machawe Dlamini (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Swaziland Royal Leopards
2DF Sanele Mkhweli (1988-12-22) 22 December 1988 (age 28) ? 0 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
2DF Phumlani Dlamini (1988-12-22) 22 December 1988 (age 28) ? 0 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows
4FW Sabelo Ndzinisa (1991-07-31) July 31, 1991 (age 26) 11 3 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows F.C.
4FW Tony Tsabedze (1984-10-29) October 29, 1984 (age 32) ? 3 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows F.C.
3MF Mthunzi Mkhontfo (1994-12-28) December 28, 1994 (age 22) 3 2 Unknown
3MF Mxolisi Lukhele (1991-03-04) March 4, 1991 (age 26) 2 1 Swaziland Royal Leopards F.C.
3MF Muzi Dlamini (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 24) 2 2 Swaziland Green Mamba F.C.
4FW Sandile Hlatjwako (1988-02-14) February 14, 1988 (age 29) 1 3 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows F.C.
4FW Zaki Zuno (1998-12-25) 25 December 1998 (age 18) 7 3 Free agent
4FW Felix Badenhorst (1989-06-12) June 12, 1989 (age 28) 6 5 India PIFA
2DF Siyabonga Mdluli (1986-08-26) August 26, 1986 (age 30) 5 0 Swaziland Green Mamba F.C.
4FW Njabulo Ndlovu (1994-12-29) December 29, 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows F.C.
4FW Zweli Nxumalo (1988-05-23) May 23, 1988 (age 29) 3 0 Swaziland Royal Leopards
2DF Mandla Pamla (1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 (age 33) 2 0 Unknown
3MF Menzi Sithole (1991-03-11) March 11, 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders
3MF Sikhumbuzo Ntimane (1989-02-18) February 18, 1989 (age 28) 2 0 Swaziland Malanti Chiefs F.C.
4FW Phiwa Dlamini (1991-01-20) January 20, 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Swaziland Young Buffaloes

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