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What's eating at The Birds?

By unknown | Dec 07, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

What has gone wrong with Moroka Swallows?

This is a question The Birds' die-hard supporters could be asking themselves about their beloved club.

The team that was once called the Butcher Birds, displaying their soccer prowess before thousands of soccer lovers, have become a shadow of their former selves.

And that has turned their legion of followers against them.

Granted today's side could never be compared to that of yesteryear, which boasted skilful dribblers, tough defenders and sharpshooters in their ensemble.

Indeed the game has changed completely, but that still does not necessarily warrant the kind of poor showing that the current Birds have displayed in their games.

Who knows, maybe they will rise to the occasion when they host Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership game at Germiston Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps they will redeem themselves against the Tycoons who are also looking for a win.

Swallows' general manager Sipho Xulu said they were playing well but were not achieving results, and that has been worrying.

Platinum Stars' manager Thamaga Mokgophi is also worried about his side's woes and believes only divine intervention could lift the side from the relegation abyss.

The Tycoons are third from the bottom of the log and in danger of kissing the elite league goodbye.


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