Swaziland national football team


Swaziland national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Swaziland
Badge = Swaziland_FA.gif
Nickname = Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield)
Association = National Football Association
of Swaziland

Confederation = CAF (Africa)
Coach = flagicon|RSA Ephraim Mashaba
Most caps = Mlungisi Ngubane (91)
Top scorer = Sibusiso Dlamini (26)
Home Stadium = Somholo National Stadium
FIFA Trigramme = SWZ
FIFA Rank = 141
FIFA max = 92
FIFA max date = October 1993
FIFA min = 174
FIFA min date = October 2005

Elo Rank = 162

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First game =flagicon|Swaziland Swaziland 2 - 0 Malawi flagicon|Malawi (Swaziland; May 1, 1968)
Largest win =flagicon|Swaziland Swaziland 4 - 1 Lesotho flagicon|Lesotho|1987 (Mbabane, Swaziland; April 25, 1999)
flagicon|Lesotho|1987 Lesotho 0 - 3 Swaziland flagicon|Swaziland (Maseru, Lesotho; August 15, 1999)
Largest loss =flagicon|Zambia Zambia 9 - 1 Swaziland flagicon|Swaziland (Zambia; February 1, 1978)

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Regional name = African Nations Cup
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The Swaziland national football team, nicknamed "Sihlangu Semnikati" (King's Shield) [ [http://www.zana.gov.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=6&id=1049131539 zana-arts ] ] , 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 African Nations Cup finals. Sihlangu's best performance in an international tournament is a semifinal finish in the COSAFA Cup. Their performance over the years has been inconsistent. The current spell under the guidance of Swiss coach Raoul Savoy has resulted in seven defeats for the team.

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.

World Cup record

*1930 to 1990 - "Did not enter"
*1994 to 2006 - "Did not qualify"

African Nations Cup record

*1957 to 1982 - "Did not enter"
*1984 - "Withdrew"
*1986 - "Did not qualify"
*1988 - "Did not enter"
*1990 - "Did not qualify"
*1992 - "Did not qualify"
*1994 - "Did not enter"
*1996 - "Withdrew"
*1998 - "Did not enter"
*2000 to 2008 - "Did not qualify"



















Current squad

The following players were called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Zambia on June 21 2008.

Recent Call-ups

Results and Upcoming fixtures

Notes


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