Birds out to feather their nest

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Moroka Swallows are looking to Ghana and Brazil for new birds to feather their nest for the new season.

Chairman Leon Prins is embarking on this mission in a bid to reinforce his side, which always flatters to deceive but often collapses at the gates of glory.

Prins, who was disappointed when the Birds finished the league programme in seventh spot, said the coming season would be completely different.

"I'm going to Ghana on Wednesday [tomorrow] to look for good players and I hope to sign on quality players.

"I was in Brazil when the league went into recess and I'm determined to see Swallows being among the best teams when the league kicks off," said Prins.

He said they were going for the league title and were tired of being also-rans.

The Birds boss, who vowed that his side would stamp their authority on the league, stated that he would not rest until he had assembled one of the best squads in the country.

"The competition is going to be very tough and we're not going to be sitting ducks like we were in the past seasons.

"We tend to end the league seasons in disappointing positions and that is not going to happen again," he said.

"We're working hard to be among the forerunners for the prestigious league title and we're bracing ourselves for one of the best seasons this time around."

Swallows have parted ways with their head coach Ian Gorowa, who is reported to have joined Thanda Royal Zulu and will unveil the new coach, players and the technical staff on July 1.

It is believed that they have acquired the services of Brazilian coach Julio Cesar Leal, a former coach at Amazulu and brother to Bafana Bafana assistant coach Jairo Leal, and three players who Prins declined to name.