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Youth update: Birds fair well in friendlies



The Moroka Swallows Soweto academy are keeping fit during the off-season, while they wait for the announcement of the new season to officially begin pre-season.

On Saturday (24 November 2012) the boys hosted Valencia FC from Soshanguve and Lehale FC who hail from Lesotho.

Mentored by former Swallows captain Goodman Mazibuko, the under-13s and under-15s were too much for their Soshanguve visitors, beating them 5-0 and 7-2 respectively.

Meanwhile, the Swallows under-17 side thrashed their Lesotho counterparts 6-0, while the U19s narrowly lost with a 2-3 scoreline. Both sides are coached by former Swallows defender Patrick Mabedi.

Commenting on the match Mabedi said: "We trying to give them International exposure, that's part of them learning to understand the difference between the local game and international opposition."

"We were also giving some players who are not regulars a chance to get a run and understand the systems we would like them to play."




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