Dlamini ends goal drought


Dlamini headed in the first goal in the second half in a game that many thought would end in a draw, or that Togo would win.

The second goal was scored by Collen Salelwako who plays for the country’s league champions Royal Leopards.

“I have not scored for a long time for both club and country and that goal has brought back my confidence. I will have to score more for Swaziland so that we can at least qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola,” Dlamini said.

Swaziland has never qualified for the biannual Africa soccer piece show and if they can maintain their run in this group which also has Zambia after Eritrea withdrew, they could make history.

Supersport United midfielder Tony Tsabedze who also had a very good game on Sunday echoed Dlamini’s sentiments.

“It is our wish to play in Angola in 2010. And to do that we need to win all the games in our group. I know it is tough but in football anything can happen,” he said.

The Togo Hawks, led by Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor replied through Olufade Adekamnia who also scored his goal in the second half.

The Swazis had to thank Green Mambas goalkeeper Njabuliso Simelane who had an outstanding game and stopped Adebayor twice in one-on-one situations.