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Club Information


General Information:

Physical Address: 22 Wellington Rd, Parktown, 2193
Postal Address: Postnet Suite 352, Private Bag x30500, Houghton, 2041
Tel: (011) 484 6132/8
Fax: (011) 484 2727
CEO: Leon Prins
Operations Director: Bennet Mtshali
Team Manager: Bennet Mtshali
Coach: Ian Gorowa
Assistant: Daniel 'Vader' Mophosho
Goalkeeper Coach: Shadrack Biemba
Team Doctor: Ephraim Nematswerani
Physio: Sarah Marcus
General Manager: Sipho Xulu
Team secretary - Attie Mogorosi
Kit manager - Phillip "Junior" Molefe
Home Ground: Germiston Stadium, Johannesburg


Club Records:

Most Appearances: Andries Mpondo - 395
Most Goals: Thomas Hlongwane - 73
Most Capped Player: Jakob Lekgetho - 8 (SA)
Most Appearances In A Season: Andries Mpondo - 49 (1986)
Most goals In A Season: Thomas Hlongwane- 27 (1985)
Record win: 8-0 African Wanderers (1991 in the former NSL)
Record loss: 2-6 Rangers (1987 in the former NSL)


Club Honours:

South African League: Champions 1965
NPSL: Champions 1969
Rogue Cup: Champions 1970
Ohlsson Challenge: Champions 1974
BP Top 8: Champions 1975, 79
Champion of Champions: Champions 1978
Mainstay Cup: Champions 1983
Bob Save Super Bowl: Champions 1989, 91
Iwisa Maize Meal: Champions 1992
Absa Cup: Champions 2004


Club History:

The Beautiful Birds are one of the oldest and most prestigious soccer clubs in South Africa. The team has adapted with the times and the evolving social situation in the country to become an icon of positive change to their supporters.

The club was founded in the 1940's by a trio of soccer lovers, Ishmael Lesolang, Strike Makgatha and Johnny Kubheka.

They originally named the side Congregated Rovers after the firm in which most of the players and officials worked, later changing it to Moroka Rovers.

But then, on the 10th of October 1947, the trio decided to change the name again to Moroka Swallows, basing themselves in the township formally known as Masakeng.

The name has lasted for the best part of 55 years, a period which has seen consistent success both on the field and off it.

The 1950's and 60's were a successful time for the club, culminating in their greatest ever achievement, winning the South African League title in 1965.

Off the field, the club was becoming a business and in 1971 they became the first ever soccer team to register as a public company.

That same year they were also the first to receive an official sponsorship when Teljoy began their association with the club.

The decade between 1982 and 1992 was a successful one for the team, culminating in four pieces of silverware.

NEWS
- Gorowa pleased with 'Birds' progress
- Swallows unbeaten in Botswana
- Swallows beat United on penalties
- Happy Birthday, Boys!
- Ian - 'Botswana trip was good for us'
For more information please visit
www.vw.co.za

February 13
Absa Premiership:
Swallows v Pirates
KO: 7.30pm
Venue: Olenpark Stadium

February 20
Absa Premiership:
Swallows v Santos
KO: 7.30pm
Venue: Olenpark Stadium

December 21
Absa Premiership:
Lost 0-1 v Wits
Venue: BidVest Stadium

December 16
Absa Premiership:
Won 3-2 v AmaZulu
Venue: Germiston Stadium

December 12
Absa Premiership:
Won 2-0 v FS Stars
Venue: Goble Park

December 9
Absa Premiership:
Won 6-2 P Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

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