Eswatini aims to break a streak of two consecutive defeats as they face the challenge of Cape Verde at the Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Cape Verde seeks to return to winning ways after recently ending a run of three consecutive losses.
Eswatini suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Libya on Friday, extending their winless streak to five matches since early July. Cape Verde, on the other hand, secured a goalless draw against Angola, avoiding a fourth straight loss but remaining winless since June.
Sihlangu Semnikati, currently enduring four consecutive home defeats, is eager to give their fans a reason to celebrate.
Cape Verde, aware of their unbeaten record against Eswatini, aims for a much-needed victory before the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations.
Key players for Eswatini include Sabelo Ndzinisa, inching closer to his 62nd cap, and midfielder Philani Mkhontfo, who has contributed to three of the team’s last four goals.
Cape Verde’s Jamiro Monteiro might return to the starting lineup, while Ryan Mendes, the scorer in the teams’ last meeting, seeks to make an impact again.
Eswatini Possible Starting Lineup:
Shabalala; Manana, Ginindza, Silenge, Thwala; Matse, Mabelesa; Mkhontfo, Magagula, Matsebula; Ndzinisa
Cape Verde Possible Starting Lineup:
Vozinha; Joao Paulo, Fernandes, Pico, Semedo; Cuca, Leandro, Duarte; Rodrigues, Bebe, Mendes