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Hunt - 'The team needs you'


Moroka Swallows coach Gavin Hunt has called on 'Beautiful Birds' supporters to stand by the team ahead of Wednesday's quarter-final match against Ajax Cape Town at Greenpoint Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm).

"We understand your frustrations and we are trying to make sure that we move away from this bad spell, unfortunately the results have not been going our way," Hunt told the official Swallows website.

He added: "I am upset, the players are upset and the management is also upset. At the end of the day, nobody likes losing.

"We did not have a good start this season and I'm hoping that the Ajax game will be our turning point towards great things to come.

"We have come close on winning a knockout competition on several occasions and it will be nice for us to finally win one."

Hunt, who has been subject to rumours linking him to SuperSport United, assured 'Birds' supporters that he is not going anywhere.

"It's not the first time a rumour like this one was spread around the media. I was also accused of deliberately making the team to lose. What kind of coach will spend hours training the team and only to instruct the players to lose the match?

"Just like other PSL teams, Swallows also want to win this competition and we are going to try our best to win it, starting with Wednesday's match against Ajax," Hunt concluded.

Meanwhile, the Premier Soccer League (PSL), sponsors Telkom and Ajax Cape Town have arranged buses for supporters who want to attend Wednesday's Telkom Knockout match between Ajax and Moroka Swallows at Greenpoint Stadium.

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Sunday, January 28
Castle Premiership

Swallows v Premier United 
Kick-off: 3.45pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

January 20
Castle Premiership
Draw 0-0 v Pirates
Venue: Ellis Park

January 14
Castle Premiership
Won 1-0 v Silver Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

January 10
Castle Premiership
Lost 0-1 v Supersport
Venue:
 Loftus Stadium

Sunday, January 7
Castle Premiership
Draw 2-2 v Leopards
Venue:
Germiston Stadium

Wednesday, December 20
Castle Premiership
Won 1-0 v AmaZulu
Venue: Princess Magogo

POLL
Which areas need reinforcement at Swallows?

Strike force
 37%
Midfield
 8%
Defence
 55%