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12:30    21 Apr 2017

Mbabane Swallows is an inspiration after Confed Cup exploits

The Swaziland National Sports and Recreation Council has echoed a number of football fanatic's sentiments in praising Mbabane Swallows for their CAF Confederation Cup exploits.

The Mbabane-based side became the first Swazi side to reach the group stages of the continental competition, with the SNSRC expressing delight.

Swallows booked their spot in the group stages after beating Congolese side AC Leopards 4-2 on aggregate last weekend and the council says their bravery has inspired many.

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According the council's media officer, Dumisani Ntiwane said they are proud of Swallows and implored the team to go for gold.

“We are extremely proud as council to note that the country’s lone representatives in the continental tournament, Mbabane Swallows have defied the odds to become the first team to reach the group stages,” said Ntiwane.

“We have always believed in Swallows. We have always known that they can do it just like they did on Sunday. Their performance on the day inspired all of us to aspire for gold. Swallows have clearly demonstrated that there is nothing impossible in the sporting world.

“We do hope that their achievement will inspire all of our teams from every sporting discipline to always work hard and believe in oneself.”

Although he acknowledged that the Birds were now heading to a tougher stage, he has urged the nation to rally behind the team in every way possible.

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