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'In The Birds Nest'


This week 'In the Birds Nest' read all about the new developments within Moroka Swallows and also find out where the 'Beautiful Birds' meet.

FIRST TEAM:

Fixtures: September 10 - Silver Stars away at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, at 3pm, please contact your local branch or Sipho at the office for transport arrangements.

Home game: Our first home league game against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday, September 13 has been postponed, date and venue to be announced after confirmation from the PSL.

SAA Supa 8 draw:

This took place on Monday the 28th, and we were drawn against Kaizer Chiefs for the semi-finals at a venue to be announced by the cup committee.

Injury list:

Ashley Opperman - ankle
Patric Mabedi - Hamstring
Goodman Mazibuko - Groin
Bjon Gugger - Knee

DEVELOPMENT:

Under- 17 National call-ups

Three of our players have been selected for the National team which will be playing against Botswana for The African Nations Youth championship qualifier on September 11 and 17. They are Ramahlwe Mphahlele (captain), Themba Msiza and Thulani Ngcepe.

Annual prize giving

The club's development will break from September 16 until January 15, 2007. We shall be holding our annual prize-giving for all teams in the following categories on September 16 at Delville Sports Grounds in Germiston at 11am:
Players' player
Player of the season
Team of the season
Top goal-scorer
Goalkeeper of the season
Most improved player

SUPPORTERS CLUB:

Soweto kick starts its revival program

As part of Pperation Search and Find 'The Birds', Phase Two, a successful meeting was held on Sunday of Soweto supporters and existing branches. It was agreed to establish a branch in every township within the next few weeks, in order to penetrate the area and get every person active and registered with the new supporters club. It was also agreed that inline with the 60th anniversary celebration all Soweto branches will be launched on the same day preferable on the ground where Moroka Jabavu stadium was situated.

It has been stressed at the meeting that this program is people-driven and everyone is urged to play his/her part in order for us to revive the Swallows supporter's base. We therefore extend an invitation to all supporters from areas who were not represented to contact the office or Sipho Xulu in order to have their areas catered for.

The following people represent the below Soweto branches:
Dube:
Modise Sefolo - 0781162417
Zondi: Simon Mkhwanazi - 0734511068
Jabulani: Choppa Nkosi - 0835774734
Pimville: Bheki Nyokana - 0119383118
Diepkloof: Themaba Kekana - 0833150600
Meadowlands: Peter Rampimane - 0730597977
Naledi: Reginald Diratsagae - 0769117183
Moletsane: Isaac Makhalima - 0731095502
Molapo: Thomas Mdluli - 0827407101
Tladi: Aaron Makhubu - 0769117183
CWJ: Papi Tswaelo - 0119327513
Moroka: Vivian Mahlaba - 0827981294
Mofolo: Themba Makhubu - 0728555201
Dodsonville: Henry Maja - 0826970913
Mapetla: Lazarus Rapakgae - 0736509662
Klipspruit: Hezekiel Mabunda - 0119861099
Thulani: Themba Xakaza - 0836256051
Braamfisher: Andrew Dibetla - 0846149803

The date of the follow-up meeting will be announced in the next week's 'In The Birds Nest' edition!

'Operation Catch them Young'!

Now that proper consolidation of our existing supporters has begun under the 'Search and Find' banner, an extensive strategy called 'Operation Catch them Young' will be launched to grow the next generation of Swallows supporters. Look out for the club's new mascot and kids club, bring your kids to all home day games at Germiston Stadium to meet the mascot and play, securely, on the new jumping castle!

Supporters club meetings:

Sunday, September 3:

Dube branch:
Kwa Mabena tavern 1035 Sandile street Dube village @ 10am.

Kimberley branch:
Sol plaatjies Galeshewe township @ 9am.

Western Cape branches:
Philani centre Khayelisha @ 9am.

Thaba 'Nchu Branch:
270 Zone 2 @ 2pm. Contact Thabang Tsilo 084 905 3409 for further details

ANNOUNCEMENT!!

All Moroka Swallows ex-players, ex-officials and shareholders are requested to attend a meeting at Dube YWCA in Soweto on Saturday, September 9 at 10am.

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- Swallows to hold trials
- Birds host Sakhabanqobi tourney
- The Junior Birds Update
- Join the Birds' U17 tournament!

Sunday, September 24
SAA Supa 8 Semi-final
Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs
Venue: ABSA Stadium

Saturday, September 30
Castle Premiership
Ajax v Moroka Swallows
Venue: Newlands Stadium

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
Moroka Swallows v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
Arrows v Moroka Swallows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, September 17
Castle Premiership
0-0 vs Benoni P. United
Venue: Meadowlands Stadium

Wednesday, September 13
Castle Premiership (POSTPONED)
Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, September 10
Castle Premiership
1-0 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Saturday, August 26
Castle Premiership
0-2 vs Black Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Sunday, August 20
SAA Supa 8 Q/F
2-1 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

POLL
Will Moroka Swallows win the SAA Supa 8?
Yes
63%
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37%