Mayoyo confident of 'Birds' victory

Moroka Swallows assistant coach Innocent Mayoyo is confident that the 'Birds' will put one over Golden Arrows when the two teams meet in a Castle Premiership match at Germiston Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The 'Beautiful Birds' are unbeaten in their three league matches - winning one and drawing two, whilst Arrows have lost two of their three matches played so far.

"We are expecting a very tough match against Arrows. This team plays good attacking football which makes them dangerous at times, but I do feel that we have players who are capable of winning the game for us on Sunday," Mayoyo told the official Swallows website.

He added: "The FIFA International weekend was good to us because it gave us time to work on different combinations. It also afforded us the opportunity to integrate our new players into the system. We have achieved these two objectives and now it's up to the guys to implement them on the field of play against Arrows."

Meanwhile, Dr Ephraim Nematswerani reports that James Chamanga, one of the off-season signings, must have asked his Gods what happened to the old saying "lightning does not strike twice."

The Zambian striker had just spent his first full week training with the 'Birds' when an untimely tackle towards the end of a training session on Friday, August 3, led to a recurrence of the injury he sustained with his previous club, thus ending his hopes of a debut appearance against Santos two days later.

Chamanga joins the likes of Bjorn Gugger, Tebogo Monyai, Cecil Oerson and Tsweu Mokoro in the 'Birds' injury list.

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October 21
Castle Premiership:
Swallows v Leopards
KO: 8pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

September 23
Castle Premiership:
lost 0-2 v Celtic
Venue: Seisa Ramabodu

September 16
Castle Premiership:
Drew 1-1 v Arrows
Venue: Germiston Stadium

September 2
Castle Premiership:
Drew 1-1 v Santos
Venue: Athlone Stadium

August 26
Castle Premiership:
Drew 0-0 v Sundowns
Venue: Germiston Stadium

August 18
SAA Supa 8:
Lost 1-2 v SuperSport
Venue: Olympia Stadium

August 15
Castle Premiership:
Won 1-0 v Pirates
Venue: Ellis Park Stadium

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