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Moroka Swallows are through to the next round of the African Confederation Cup following their 3-0 victory over Pamplemousse in the second leg at Rand Stadium on Saturday.

Moroka Swallows are through to the next round of the African Confederation Cup following their 3-0 victory over Pamplemousse in the second leg at Rand Stadium on Saturday.

The Dube Birds won 5-1 on aggregate after beating the Mauritian champion 2-1 in the first leg in Mauritius a fortnight ago.

Coach Rainer Zobel admitted that there is still a lot of work to be done if Swallows hope to go far in this competitive tournament.

"I am terribly upset that the boys did not stick to the game plan. Our defence easily gave away ball possession while the firing squad lost their heads in front of goal.

"We need to iron out all these problems before we meet our next opponents," said Zobel, whose sentiment was echoed by skipper Lefa Tsutsulupa.

"There is no doubt that we did not give our best despite the scoreline. We committed numerous blunders and that is a real concern for the team," Tsutsulupa said.

It took Swallows 39 minutes to open the scoring via the evergreen Auguston Leonard who shot past Pamplemousse goalie Jean Obkia following a cross from Siyabonga Nomvethe.

The visitors pressurised Swallows in their goalmouth but fired blanks.

Swallows stretched their lead to 2-0 in the 82nd minute through Tsutsulupa, who easily tapped home a well-calculated cross from Brian Mashishi.

Substitute Collins Mbesuma put the result beyond doubt making it 3-0 for Swallows on the stroke of full time.

Jomo Cosmos boss Jomo Sono was among a handful of spectators at the stadium.

He was taking notes and plotting the downfall of Swallows to save his side from the relegation axe. They meet at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday.

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