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'In The Birds Nest' - 28/01/08



VENUE CHANGES:

Due to the non-availability of our home ground, Germiston Stadium, we have opted to play four of our Absa Premiership games at Olenpark Stadium in Potchefstroom.

We regret the fact that this move will inconvenience most of our supporters who already travel long distances to our games. We do, however, promise to negotiate discounted traveling cost where possible.

The following are the affected home games:
Wednesday, February 13, 2008: Orlando Pirates at 7.30pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2008: Santos at 3.30pm
Sunday, March 9, 2008: Thanda Royal Zulu at 3.30pm
Sunday, April 6, 2008: Kaizer Chiefs at 3.30pm

PLAYER MOVEMENTS:
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The following players have been signed during the current signing on month (January 2008).

They are:
Alfred Phiri (Midfielder): Six months, plus one-year option.
Siph'esihle Ngobese (Right winger): Two years, plus one-year option
Siphamandla Vilakazi (Midfielder): Two years, plus one-year option
Brent Geyer (Defender): Six months, plus one-year option

New contract: Lefa Tsutsulupa has signed a new contract to serve the club for another four years.??

We have lost Bevan Fransman: After every attempt of keeping him, we could not keep Bevan Fransman who has left the Club for Ashdod FC who play in Israel's Premier League. We are very sad to have lost a player of his calibre as he has served us with dignity during his stay. We wish him well in his future endeavours.

BOTSWANA VISIT:

Our senior team visited Botswana where they played two of the best teams in country. On Friday, January 25, 2007 we beat Mochudi Centre Chiefs by one goal to zero, and on Saturday we won 4-1 against Extension Gunners.

SEARCH FOR?A NEW?PRO CONTINUES:

Moroka Swallows' Management will begin means and ways of finding a young and vibrant personality to be the PRO of the club. The main responsibilities will include: Media & Communications, Social Responsibility, Sales & Marketing, Merchandise, Club events, Supporters Club & Ticketing.

Suitable candidates need to have the necessary experience and be streetwise.

CV's can be forwarded to Olga at or by faxing them to (021) 425 7614. Otherwise, email Sipho at or fax him on (011) 484 2727.

FIRST TEAM FIXTURES:

Absa Premiership:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Olenpark Stadium (Potchefstroom)
Moroka Swallows FC vs Orlando Pirates FC at 19h30

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Olenpark Stadium (Potchefstroom)
Moroka Swallows FC vs Santos FC at 15h30

LADIES TEAM:

Results:
Happy Hearts FC 0 Moroka Swallows FC 0
Moroka Swallows FC 4 Nigel 0

Fixtures:

League games:

February 2, 2008
Mohlakeng Stadium
Parma Ladies FC vs Moroka Swallows FC at 1pm

February 10, 2008
Delville Sports Grounds
Moroka Swallows FC vs Palace Super Falcons FC at 11am

Injury list:
Megan Brown
Rosa Nzima
Thuli Ndlela

SUPPORTERS CLUB:

Reminding the 'Birds': All card carrying members who have not upgraded their membership are reminded that they can only do so before February 29, 2008. From the March 1 all NON-upgraded memberships will no longer be active and will require the full membership fee of R80 to be activated.

Meetings:

Sunday, February 3, 2008:

Bloemfontein branch:
Vulamasango Secondary School, Rockland at 10am
Contact Person Walter on 072 308 1751

Sharpville branch:
Masuna Papa at 9am

Sebokeng branch:
Batloung Primary School Zone 14 at 9am
Contact person Bra Zakes on 016 592 5322

Potchefstroom branch:
Phola Park Tavern 10533 Sarafina street ext 6 at 10am
Contact person: Gift 078 433 1297





For more information please visit
www.vw.co.za

March 15
Nedbank Cup
Swallows v African Warriors
Venue: Germiston Stadium
KO: 8pm

March 23
Absa Premiership
Cosmos v Swallows
Venue: Mehlareng Stadium
KO: 3.30pm

March 9
Absa Premiership:
Drew 0-0 v Thanda
Venue: Olenpark

March 5
Absa Premiership
Won 3-1 v Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

March 2
Absa Premiership
Won 3-1 v Celtic
Venue: Johannesburg Stadium

February 27
Absa Premiership:
Won 3-1 v Sundowns
Venue: Loftus Stadium

POLL
Can Swallows go all the way in the Nedbank Cup?

Yes, they can, cup football is suited to their game!
No, cup football is too much of a lottery.
Perhaps - but they need to build on their recent form.