eSwatini came from behind to defeat Mozambique 3-1 in the second Group C match at the 2019 COSAFA Cup in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

Mozambique scored as early as the second minute through Lucia Mocambique, a lead they maintained until the break.

eSwatini returned and levelled in the 52nd minute through Nomvula Sanga, five minutes later Tenanile Ngcamphalala extended the lead and then Phumzile Dlamini scored a beauty of a winner in the 61st minute.

Listen to eSwatini Coach Anthony Dlamini below:

After the first round of group action, eSwatini are equal on three points with leaders Zimbabwe, but are in second position due to an inferior goal difference.

The coach says the next two fixtures will be tough on his side and wants them focused.

Mozambique are third in the group with no point but ahead of Angola at the bottom.

The losing coach Claudio Macapa felt hard done by that they could not protect their lead saying a lapse in concentration cost them.

Macapa adds that Mozambique does not have a defense challenge, they just had a bad game.

They face Zimbabwe on Friday in the second group game (kick-off at 12:45) and that is what the coach wants to focus on.


– Report by Lethabo Kganyago