Could we be seeing the last kicks of a dying horse in the 2018/19 MTN Premier League of Eswatini?
Just maybe if Saturday’s results are anything to go by.
Bottom placed Matsapha United literally pulled a rabbit out of the bag with a 3-0 triumph over Manzini Sundowns this Saturday in a match played at Mavuso Sports Centre.
Had it been in Zimbabwe many neutrals could have made reference to former Highlanders coach, Bongani Mafu’s 2015 famed quote: “One of these days someone is going to be smacked for real” as Bogandaganda did exactly that.
Like a wrestling SmackDown series, the Kappa Boys were soundly smacked down through goals by Xolani Dlamini, Sihawu Dlamini and Richard Effar Yartel and coach Rodwell Dhlakama believes it could have been a goals avalanche.
“This win was so important in so many ways. With our dominance it could have been a big big score but we were not that clinical in attack. It brings the confidence in my players that they can win matches and survive relegation,” said Dhlakama.
With the win Matsapha United moved to 10 points – one behind Mbabane Citizens who suffered a 0-1 defeat to Tambuti whose winner was converted by Pea Addy.
Elsewhere, log leaders, Green Mamba returned to winning ways with 2-0 win over Vovovo thanks to Solomon Oladele and Mxolisi Mkhontfo goals to move to 34 points – one ahead of Royal Leopards who eased into second with a 2-0 win over Malanti Chiefs.
Lindelwa Dludlu was on target for the police outfit.
Young Buffaloes moved down to third after being restricted to a 1-1 draw at Moneni Pirates. Phiwayinkosi Dlamini was on target for the army outfit with Mbongeni Magagula responding for the sea robbers.
Action continues on Sunday afternoon.
MTN PLE Today’s Results:
Mbabane Citizens 0 : 1 Tambuti FC
Malanti Chiefs 0 : 2 Royal Leopard
Moneni Pirates 1 : 1 Young Buffaloes
Green Mamba 2 : 0 Vovovo FC
Manzini Sundowns 0 : 3 Matsapha United
Playing on Sunday at Somhlolo National Stadium
Mbabane Highlanders VS Manzini Sea Birds – 13h30.
Mbabane Swallows Vs Manzini Wanderers – 15h30
The heat is on in the business end of the league.