Cape Town - Following their 2-2 draw against Palancas Negras of Angola a fortnight ago, Swaziland are on the road in honour of their second-leg 2016 CAF African Nations Championship qualifier aiming for a win.
Isihlangu Somnikati are set to face the hosts in high spirits after the Minister of Sport handed them a friendly donation of R30 000 ahead of this crucial return leg.
Also known as Mdze, Swazi coach Harries Bulunga will hope his charges find the target as they did in the reverse tie to stun the Angolans at home.
On the other hand, captain Tony Tsabedze will also be expected to raise his hand and play a crucial role in attacking as they aim to reach Rwanda next year.
Looking at the hosts, Romeu Filemon’s side will also be hungry for the victory considering the fact that they scored first at Somhlolo Stadium. They took the 2-0 lead, however, they failed to protect and consolidate, thus allowing Isihlangu to come back and settled for a draw.
Playing in front of their home crowd could inspire them to kill off the game and the coach will hope his players, such as the Recreativo do Libolo duo of Alexander Christovão and goalkeeper Landu, inspire the Palancas Negras.
With the experienced Gilberto and the influence of Alexander Mfutila, the hosts are seen as having an advantage over the visitors and the match could produce fireworks once again.
The tie is scheduled to get underway at Luanda on Saturday as both camps target a spot in the next stage of the qualifiers en-route to Rwanda.