Fri, 14 Mar 2008
'Birds' to fly in Nedbank Cup? ........ Stars aligning for Swallows? ........ Gorowa - 'Be careful of Thanda' ........ Injury Time' with Dr E - 07/03/2008 ........ VW help the 'Beautiful Birds' ........ 'Birds' fly over Leopards ........
'Junior Birds' update - 14/03/2008

The Moroka Swallows Under-19 team has once again been invited to take part in the annual Under-19 Metropolitan/Bayhill Tournament.

The young 'Dube Birds' will be leaving for Cape Town on Tuesday, March 18.
"We are expecting a good performance from our boys and hopefully we will win the tournament this time around," Swallows' Paul Habib told the club's official website.

He added: "We have been placed in a very tough group which includes Ghanaian side Hearts of Oak, but I'm confident that our boys will advance to next stages of the tournament."

Meanwhile, in other development news, Ace Bhengu has been selected to the national Under-20 team, whilst Dino Brand and Siphamandla Khulu have been included into the national Under-17 side.

The 'Birds' Under-17s will be leaving for Port Elizabeth on March 19 to play in the Matsiyela Tournament.

The Under-15 and Under-16s will play host to Botswana side, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, and will play two friendlies on March 21 and 23.

Development wrap-up:

Latest results:

Under-15s: Platinum Stars 0 Moroka Swallows 0
Under-17s: Platinum Stars 2 Moroka Swallows 2
Under-19s: Platinum Stars 1 Moroka Swallows 3
Under-20s: Platinum Stars 1 Moroka Swallows 3

Upcoming fixtures:


Saturday, March 15:
Under-17: TDG FC v Moroka Swallows at 2pm
Under-19: TDG FC v Moroka Swallows at 3pm
All games will be played at Nigel Sports Grounds

Sunday, March 16:
Under-15: Corinthians FC v Moroka Swallows FC at Corinthians Sports Grounds (kick-off 10am)
Under-20: Moroka Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs at Delville Sports Grounds (kick-off 3pm)

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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

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.