Manzini Sundowns PRO Muzi Matsenjwa with Malanti Chiefs PRO Lungile Magagula


The Eswatini Bank Cup has returned to take center stage in looking football. The quarter final draw resulted in mouthwatering matchups, and there seems to be more upsets in the offing. If the attitude of PROs during the draw on Monday is anything to go by, no team seems prepared to play the underdog. First to speak on the podium was Matsapha
United PRO Bheka Magagula, who said they welcome the results of the draw with open arms and they couldn’t have picked a better opponent than Young Buffaloes. “We are aware of everything that is done by our opponents or what they might have done to others and we are ready for them,” elaborated Magugula, who further explained that they were not afraid of Buffaloes. Magagula said he was going to this game with a sore heart after the occurrences of
16 January 2019, where Buffaloes managed to score their winning goal two minutes into injury time. He said for this reason, they had a score to settle. Young buffaloes PRO Thando ‘Vaa’ Nxumalo retaliated by saying as it stood they had an upper hand over Matsapha United, who have not managed to record even one win in the two teams past clashes.
Nxumalo then further explained that not only were they the defending champions of this tournament, their ladies team also won the ladies’ category. He said he had no doubt that they would defend their trophies together with their ladies’ team. The second draw on the day will see Mbabane Swallows go against Royal Leopard. Leopard PRO Frank Hurube swore they would not be defeated for the second time. “We are aware who our opponents are, and they are the very reason we crashed out of this tournament last year.” Mbabane Swallows PRO Jackson Dlamini pointed out that nothing would change even this year, as they would be the reason Royal Leopard would not proceed to the
next level. Dlamini said they would not be intimidated in any way to take orders from Leopard, but they were
going to give their opponents a taste of their own medicine. Green Mamba were on the day drawn against Vovovo FC. Green Mamba Chief Executive Officer Thami Phakathi said they would prepare properly going into this game because there were no longer any small teams. Vovovo FC PRO Stan Dlamini said they will also prepare well for the game. The last match of the quarter finals sees a repeat of last weekend’s clash between Manzini Sundowns and Malanti Chiefs. First to speak on this game was Malanti Chief’s PRO Lungile Dube who had very few words to say. Dube only said:
“Ingoma lemnandzi iyaphindvwa” (You repeat a good song). Manzini Sundowns PRO Muzi Matsenjwa mourned their loss to Chiefs last weekend, saying it was the first in the history of the club to concede six goals without scoring a single goal in return.

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