Welcome to the latest edition of the ever-popular 'In the Birds Nest', which reveals all the latest goings-on within Moroka Swallows, in particular ahead of this week's all-important clash with Orlando Pirates at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
Upcoming first team fixtures:
Moroka Swallows v Orlando Pirates
Wednesday, January 31 at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, 8pm
Jomo Cosmos v Moroka Swallows
Saturday, February 3 at Ackerville Stadium, Witbank, 3.45pm
Moroka Swallows v Ajax Cape Town
Saturday, February 10 at Germiston Stadium, 3.45pm
Mamelodi Sundowns v Moroka Swallows
Saturday, February 17, venue TBC, 3.45pm
LADIES TEAM NEWS:
Ladies team fixtures:
Moroka Swallows Ladies v Sundowns
Saturday, February 3 at Delville Stadium, 1pm
Palace Falcons v Morka Swallows Ladies
Saturday, February 10 at Rabie Ridge, 3pm
Moroka Swallows Ladies v Benoni Premier United
Saturday, February 17 at Delville Stadium, 1pm
First team signings:
As previously reported on morokaswallows.co.za, 21-year-old central defender Rudi Isaacs joined the 'Birds' from SuperSport United.
He will be on loan to us until the end of the season.
Moroka Swallows Branch Meetings:
Momomoja Branch Meeting
Sunday, February 4 at Morris Isaacson High School, 9am
Meadowlands Branch Meeting
Sunday, February 4 at Lejoelephutsoa Primary School, 8am
Diepsloot Branch Meeting
Sunday, February 4 at Diepsloot Community Park, 10am
For further details call Lebo on 073 273 1445
Sebokeng Branch Meeting
Sunday, February 4 at Botloung Primary School, 9am
Bothaville Branch Meeting
Sunday, February 4 at Two rooms section Kgotsong, 8am
For further details call Makgalane on 083 351 4899
Katlehong Branch Meeting
Sunday, February 4 at Keketso School-Phooko section, 9am
By the time you read this article all roads will be heading to the North West! Later today, at 8pm, we have an important Castle Premiership game against Orlando Pirates at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
This game is important in so many aspects, we have to come back with the three points in order to challenge for the league title and a scalp against a team like Pirates will also increase the morale in the team. Without a doubt Pirates is a great team with a lot of depth and they can rise to the occasion when the chips are down, but I'm confident that this won't happen at our expense.
In order to increase the support for the game today, Moroka Swallows supporters in the North West have organised a meeting before the Swallows versus Pirates game at the Rustenburg Bus Rank at 4pm. Please contact Themba on 083 530 9934.
Tickets for the game will be sold at all Computicket outlets, Spar Thlabane, The Cinema at Royal Bafokeng, and Shoprite Rustenburg. Parking tickets will be available for R10 from Computicket.
See you all in Rustenburg!!!
Swallows v Celtic
Venue: Germiston Stadium
February 27 Absa Premiership:
Won 3-1 v Sundowns
Venue: Loftus Stadium
February 23 Absa Premiership:
Lost 0-1 v Arrows
Venue: King Zwelithini
February 20 Absa Premiership:
Lost 1-4 v Santos
Venue: Olenpark Stadium
February 13 Absa Premiership:
Lost 0-3 v Pirates
Venue: Olenpark Stadium