Barker approached to help Swazis


Also in contention for the coaching position with Sihlangu Semnikati is former Zambian national team coach Patrick Phiri.

Even though Swazi Football Association CEO, Frederick Mngomezulu has declined to disclose the names of the coaches that they are speaking to, Barker has confirmed that he has been approached by the Swazi football authorities wanting him to help prepare the team for the Afcon qualifier against Togo next month.

“Yes it’s true; they have approached me to help them. I am going to meet with my directors on Tuesday to find out if it is possible to help them for a few weeks.

“But I also have to take into consideration many other things including taking a break after the long season in the PSL.

“However, I am pleased to have been approached to help their national team. I will only be in a position by the end of this week to say whether I can help them.”

Phiri has also confirmed being approached by the Swazi Football Association for the coaching position with Sihlangu Semnikati, but said the details of their negotiations are ‘confidential’.