Swaziland national football team

Swaziland
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[1]
Captain Siyabonga Mdluli
Home stadium King Sobhuza II National Stadium
FIFA code SWZ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 134 (16 August 2018)
Highest 88 (AprilMay 2017)
Lowest 190 (September–October 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 133 2 (6 May 2018)
Highest 117 (25 June 2016)
Lowest 181 (2013)
First international
Swaziland 2–0 Malawi 
(Swaziland; 1 May 1968)
Biggest win
 Djibouti 0–6 Swaziland 
(Djibouti; 9 October 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 10–0 Swaziland 
(Alexandria, Egypt; 22 March 2013)

The Swaziland national football team, nicknamed Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield),[2] 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

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 Did not enter Declined participation
1934
1938
1950
1954
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978
1982
1986
1990
1994 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 1 5
1998 2 0 0 2 0 3
2002 2 0 0 2 1 8
2006 2 0 1 1 1 4
2010 4 1 1 2 2 8
2014 2 0 0 2 2 8
2018 4 2 1 1 8 3
2022 To be determined To be determined
2026
Total 0/21 19 4 4 11 15 39

Africa Cup of Nations record

Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
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
2017
Total 0 Titles   0 0 0 0 0 0

Coaches

Recent results

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nhlanhla Gwebu (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 ? 0 Unattached
1GK Mphikeleli Dlamini (1983-08-04) 4 August 1983 ? 0 Royal Leopards
3MF Machawe Dlamini (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 2 0 Royal Leopards
2DF Sanele Mkhweli (1988-12-22) 22 December 1988 ? 0 Mbabane Swallows
2DF Phumlani Dlamini (1988-12-22) 22 December 1988 ? 0 Mbabane Swallows
4FW Sabelo Ndzinisa (1991-07-31) July 31, 1991 11 3 Mbabane Swallows F.C.
4FW Tony Tsabedze (1984-10-29) October 29, 1984 ? 3 Mbabane Swallows F.C.
3MF Mthunzi Mkhontfo (1994-12-28) December 28, 1994 3 2 Unattached
3MF Mxolisi Lukhele (1991-03-04) March 4, 1991 2 1 Royal Leopards F.C.
3MF Muzi Dlamini (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 2 2 Green Mamba F.C.
4FW Sandile Hlatjwako (1988-02-14) February 14, 1988 1 3 Mbabane Swallows F.C.
4FW Felix Badenhorst (1989-06-12) June 12, 1989 24 11 PIFA
2DF Siyabonga Mdluli (1986-08-26) August 26, 1986 5 0 Green Mamba F.C.
4FW Njabulo Ndlovu (1994-12-29) December 29, 1994 4 0 Mbabane Swallows F.C.
4FW Zweli Nxumalo (1988-05-23) May 23, 1988 3 0 Royal Leopards
2DF Mandla Pamla (1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 2 0 Unattached
3MF Menzi Sithole (1991-03-11) March 11, 1991 2 0 Mbabane Highlanders
3MF Sikhumbuzo Ntimane (1989-02-18) February 18, 1989 2 0 Malanti Chiefs F.C.
4FW Phiwa Dlamini (1991-01-20) January 20, 1991 2 0 Young Buffaloes

References

  1. "Swaziland − Association Information". FIFA.com. FIFA. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  2. zana-arts Archived 2006-09-25 at the Wayback Machine.
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