The long-awaited moment has arrived! The Paris Olympic 2024 Squad has been announced, and Eswatini is ready to make its mark on the global stage. Though a relatively small squad, Eswatini will be proudly represented in two sporting codes: Athletics and Swimming. Through the universality slots, talented athletes from Eswatini will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against the best in the world.

Leading the team as the Chef de Mission (CDM) is Zakhele Dlamini, a seasoned sports administrator with a passion for nurturing young talent. With his guidance and expertise, Eswatini’s athletes are sure to receive the support they need to excel.

Taking charge as the General Team Manager is Thoba Mazibuko, a dynamic individual known for his organizational skills and dedication to the athletes’ well-being. With his meticulous planning and attention to detail, Mazibuko ensures that every aspect of the team’s journey is taken care of, allowing the athletes to focus solely on their performances.

In the swimming events, Eswatini will be represented by two formidable competitors. Hayley Hoy, a phenomenal female swimmer, will be competing in the 100m butterfly event. Known for her impeccable technique and unwavering determination, Hoy is poised to challenge her rivals and leave a lasting impression on the Olympic stage.

Joining her is Chadd Ning, a male swimmer who will also be competing in the 100m butterfly event. Ning’s lightning-fast speed and powerful strokes make him a force to be reckoned with in the pool. With his sights set on victory, Ning is prepared to push his limits and bring home glory for Eswatini.

In the Athletics arena, Sibusiso Matsenjwa, a remarkable sprinter, will be representing Eswatini in the 100m event. Matsenjwa’s explosive speed and agility has earned him a reputation as the country’s most fastest for over a decade. With his eyes fixed on the finish line, Matsenjwa is ready to sprint his way to success and make his nation proud.

Supporting the athletes both mentally and emotionally is Lungi Khanya, the team psychologist. Khanya’s expertise in sports psychology ensures that the athletes maintain a strong mindset and overcome any challenges they may face during their Olympic journey. With her guidance, the Eswatini squad will be mentally prepared to give their best performances.

Ensuring the athletes’ physical well-being is Charmain Rudd, the team’s physiotherapist. With her extensive knowledge of sports injuries and rehabilitation, Rudd plays a crucial role in keeping the athletes in peak condition. From providing pre and post-event treatments to monitoring their overall health, Rudd’s expertise ensures that the athletes can perform at their best without any hindrances.

The Eswatini Olympic Squad for Paris 2024 is a testament to the country’s commitment to athletic excellence. While the squad may be small in number, they possess an abundance of talent, determination, and passion. Fans eagerly await their performances and stand united in cheering them on during this incredible journey. Stay tuned for updates on their remarkable feats at #Paris2024.

Present during the squad naming were the Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth President, Mr. Adam Mthethwa, the Vice President, Mr. Zakhele Dlamini, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maxwell Jele and lastly Board member, Mr. Nhlanhla Maphanga.