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Swallows eyeing 'Bayhill Cup' glory


The Moroka Swallows' Under-19 team will be challengeing for honours at this year's Metropolitan Cup tournament which kicks-off in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The annual competition, more commonly known as the 'Bayhill Cup', is the the premier Under-19 competition in the country, and has aided the development of several big-name players since its inception 20 years ago.

The side will be led by Paul Habib, and the coach is optimistic about his team's chances at this prestigious tournament.

"We are expecting a good performance from our boys and hopefully we will win the tournament this time around," Habib told the club's official website.

He added: "We've been drawn in a very tough group, with good sides like Parkhurst, but I'm sure that we will go on to do well in the tournament if we get through the first round."

Swallows have been drawn in Group D, alongside Ghanaian side Heart of Oak and Mr Price Parkhurst and Greater Phillipi, both of whom hail from Cape Town.

'The Young Birds' will play their first match of the tournament against Parkhurst on Thursday, March 20.

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March 19
Nedbank Cup
Warriors?v Swallows
Venue: Charles Mopeli?Stadium
KO: 8pm

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

April 6
Absa Premiership
Swallows v Chiefs
Venue: Olen Park
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

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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.