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MBABANE – Fans will get to the watch the one day Bible Society Cup games finals live on Eswatini TV on Saturday.

The tournament features some of the biggest teams in the country being Manzini Wanderers, Mbabane Highlanders, Moneni Pirates and Manzini Sundowns.
Bible Society Cup Public Relations Officer (PRO) Comfort Shongwe confirmed yesterday that the finals of the tournament would be on the small screen.
Manzini Wanderers will take on Moneni Pirates in the first semi-final match at 9:30am then Mbabane Highlanders will play against Manzini Sundowns in the second semi-finals at 11:30am.

The finals between the two semi-finals winners will kick off at 3pm at Mavuso Sports Centre.
“We are happy that those who won’t make it to the stadium will get to watch and enjoy the final game on Eswatini TV live. These games are for all people, whether involved in football or not. We are taking the Bible to the people through sports, especially football,” he said.

This will be the third edition of the tournament since its inception in 2017.


In the past two years, it only featured two Manzini teams; being Wanderers and Manzini Sundowns.
The tournament was launched in early May in the presence of the Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Harries ‘Madze’ Bulunga where the semi-final draw was conducted at Royal Swazi Sun.

“Fans will have to bring along their Siswati Bibles to gain entry and gates will open as early as 7am. The theme of the tournament is ‘Bible in the soccer field’,” Shongwe said.

Other than the Premier League team in action, fans will be treated to social games including teams such as, Mbabane Church Pick team, Manzini Church Pick Team, Eswatini CEOs and Church Leaders.

“The event will also be spiced up with entertainment from comedian Gedlembane, the Word of God will be delivered and the presentation of best dressed fans, among other things. We invite people to come in numbers to enjoy the clean fun,” he said.

Eswatini TV Acting Corporate Affairs Manager Luke Shongwe confirmed yesterday that they had secured the rights of the tournament and they would be screening the final match live while only highlights would be played for the semi-finals.

“Eswatini TV will be screening the final live. Otherwise only highlights for the semi-finals played earlier will be played,” he said.

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