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MBABANE – The Vovovo ladies team will be a strong team once formed.

This was evident yesterday during their first trials as six players from the senior women’s national team came to try their luck. The Motshane-based outfit held its first trials to create a women’s team that will compete in the Women’s Football League (WFL). Vovovo was promoted to the premier league after they were crowned champions of the 2020/21 MTN National First Division League.


As part of the FIFA/CAF club licensing requirements, the premier league rookies took the initiative to have a women’s team under their name in the upcoming season. The trials were held yesterday at the Prince of Wales Sports Ground. Former Manzini Wanderers assistant coach Percy Shongwe conducted the trials and he said he was happy with the number of the girls who came to try their luck with the yet to be formed women’s team.

“I was impressed with the number of players. This will be a team to beat in the women’s league if all these players could be signed, among the trialists we had six Sitsebe players today,” Shongwe said. He also said there were players from other women’s teams in the country who were impressed and were looking forward to signing them. “We want to create a big brand which is going to compete, not just to add numbers locally and internationally,” he said.


Shongwe said part of the mandate after the team was formed was to compete well in the country and qualify for bigger tournaments at international stages.
Meanwhile, Shongwe said he was grateful to Manzini Wanderers for the opportunity they gave him in his coaching career. He also thanked Vovovo for entrusting him with assessing the players who came for the trials and being part of the men’s team technical bench for the coming 2021/22 MTN Premier League season.
Shongwe is not new in women’s football as he was part of the Manzini Wanderers ladies team that participated in the 2021 TOTALEnergies/COSAFA Women’s Champions League.

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