Masina quits Sihlangu

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This follows Sihlangu’s 6-0 humiliation by Togo during the World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game in Ghana recently.

Speaking to KickOff.com, the Mbabane-born midfielder says apart from his intention to give full concentration on his career at Matsatsantsa, he can no longer handle the criticism directed by the media and Swazi people at the national team following their poor performance on the international arena.

“The problem in Swaziland is that we don’t have the players to match the standard of football played by other teams in Africa.

“Football in our country is still amateurish. You find that most of the players spend 45 minutes at training a day, or sometimes training three times a week. How can you expect those players to match the standard of other players who spend most of the time in football as the sport is their full-time career?

“Whenever we lose, the Swazi people put the blame on international players; as if we can perform miracles alone that will help the national team win games.

“I have decided to quit the national team and focus on SuperSport United. I didn’t play for SuperSport during the Telkom tournament this past weekend because I returned from Ghana carrying an injury.

“This sort of situation is not good for me hence I have decided to stop playing for the national team. Maybe I will rethink my decision in future and return to the team, I but I don’t think that will happen soon.”

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