Mbabane Swallows eyeing Etoile du Sahel scalp in Champions League
Zied Boughattas of Etoile Du Sahel
Monday Jul 16, 2018. 15:00
Mbabane Swallows will be gunning for a win when they meet Etoile Sportive du Sahel in their third CAF Champions League clash on Tuesday.
The clash will be staged at Mavuso Sports Stadium in Manzini at 15:00 (CAT).
The Swazi giants are fresh from a draw against Zambia’s Zesco United and a win over Primeiro Do Agosto of Angola in their previous two matches.
Sitting second in Group D with four points means they will be gunning for a win at home to ensure they keep their knockout stage qualification hopes alive.
As they are level on points with the Tunisian side, the winner of the clash will open the gap at the summit to see them with seven points.
Swallows are the first side from the Kingdom of Swaziland to reach the group stages of the premier club competition and are motivated ahead of the clash.
Playing in front of their home crowd comes as a plus, but they could be without goalkeeper Sandile Ginindza who has boycotted training as he pushes for a move to South Africa.
On the other hand, the Tunisians are fresh from a draw and a win as they now occupy the top of the table with four points.
Their match against Do Agosto ended in a 1-1 draw, but they managed to secure the full three points against the Team Ya Ziko in May.
This will be the first clash between the two sides.