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Swallows need to be sharper - coach

By unknown | Sep 01, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

New Moroka Swallows coach Julio Leal plans to sharpen his attack to deliver on their mandate of flying even higher in the Absa Premiership this season.

The Brazilian was speaking after their 1-1 draw in their opening fixture of the season against Bay United at Olympia Park in Rustenburg on Saturday.

"It's not a good way of starting the new season, we should have scored three goals in the first half. The fighting spirit was lacking in front of goals.

"We need to focus our attention on the finishing at training, which is still not up to scratch," said Leal, who has raised hopes of Swallows becoming one of the clubs to watch this season.

Heric Vladisav, coach of the newly promoted Port Elizabeth side, sounded satisfied with the result against the more experienced Swallows.

"We are still on a learning curve, for me a draw is good when you consider that we have a number of inexperienced youngsters."

Swallows have only themselves to blame failing to grab maximum points in a clash they dominated.

But credit must go to the well-travelled Arthur Bartman, United's goalie, who made several brilliant saves to help his side get a point.

Lizo Genu scored Bay United's first goal in the Premiership in the 35th minute. Morgan Shivambu equalised with a fine header nine minutes into the second half .


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