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'Birds' hoping to consolidate log position


Moroka Swallows will be looking to consolidate their position in the 2007/08 Castle Premiership standings when they take on log leaders Bloemfontein Celtic at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

'The Beautiful Birds' have started the season well and are unbeaten in the league so far after winning one and drawing three of their four matches played so far.

"We are playing good football, but luck seems to have deserted us - certainly as far as goals are concerned. Hopefully things will change on Sunday," captain Goodman Mazibuko told the official Swallows website this week.

He added: "We're looking forward to playing in front of a big crowd at Seisa Ramabodu and we're looking forward to silencing the 'Siwelele' supporters. It's always nice to win away from home because it's never easy to win away matches.

"The last time we won an away match was against Pirates at Ellis Park (in August) - nobody gave us a chance to win that one, but yet we managed to do it. Once again we go into this one as underdogs and we plan to do it again, but I must say it won't be too easy."

Meanwhile, the 'Birds' will be without strikers James Chamanga and Tsweu Mokoro and also midfielder Cecil Oerson all of whom are currently out injured.

"As much as we will miss these guys I do feel that we have other guys who can also do the job for us," concluded a confident Mazibuko.

By Khaya Ndubane

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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

POLL
Who will be Swallows' top goal-scorer this season?

Sandile Ndlovu
 49%
Songwe Chalwe
 8%
Evans Gwekwerere
 2%
James Chamanga
 41%