However, one thing that would have made Sono happy is the fact that South African player Sanele Gasa was the scorer of the team’s solitary goal.
Gasa, who was making his debut for the Swazi team, scored in the 87th minute when the team was already 2-0 down.
The other player in the line-up was Rofhiwa Tshikovhi, but coach Roy Moroka was not on the bench since his work permit is not yet ready.
Sono, who arrived at half time, was accompanied by player agent Celani Shongwe and Sihlangu manager Polycarp Lamina.
Sono told Kick Off he was impressed with the team despite the loss as they played very well.
“They showed that they are a good team and have a very bright future because they are all young players who are willing to learn.”
Gasa said he was happy that he scored on his debut with Umbelebele because that is what Bra J sent him to Swaziland for, to score goals.
“As a team we played very well and as individual I am satisfied with my performance as I capped it up with a goal. Next time we will be fighting to win.”