There have been plenty comings and goings within the Bird's nest as the Moroka Swallows management gears itself up for the eagerly anticipated forthcoming Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.
Swallows have signed numerous new players (including strikers Shaun Permall and Dennis Lota, midfielder Albert Kometsi and defenders George Hummel and Rufus Makoti) as they look to bolster their squad for an all-out attack on the PSL title as well as the various cup competitions.
Apart from these new players, there are also a number of players who have been, or are still training with the team in the hope of securing a contract with the mighty Birds.
Former Bafana Bafana goal scorer Mark Williams was training with the team but has since left, as has former Orlando Pirates striker Bruce Ramokadi.
Veteran midfielder Ernest Mtawali has also been with the team for a number of weeks and has impressed the Swallows management with a number of excellent performances- the Malawian international could prove to be an important addition to the squad if he is signed.
Cecil Oerson, the Bloemfontein Celtic winger who came to the attention of South African soccer fans with some stirring performances for the Free State team in last season's Absa Cup, could also be joining the Bird's camp on a permanent basis.
The Swallows management have been impressed with the 24-year-old, and are keen to sign him, although he is still contracted to Phunye Sele Sele.
Meanwhile Abram Isaks, who Swallows also signed from Celtic a couple of seasons ago, is at the centre of a dispute between Swallows and Manning Rangers.
The versatile player has apparently signed a contract with the Maulers, but Swallows MD Leon Prins says that his club has first option to renew Isaks' contract, which they intend to do.
Swallows were planning on partaking in a pre-season tour to Egypt, but this has not been able to materialize, and according to team manager Bennet Mtshali, the club is exploring local options instead.