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Mazibuko up for Celtic challenge


Moroka Swallows skipper Goodman Mazibuko is ready to lead his troops into battle against the unpredictable Bloemfontein Celtic at the Vodacom Park stadium on Wednesday night.

"After our loss against Pirates we are determined to return to winning form, but it won't be easy. Celtic," he told SASoccer365.

"They were in great form against Dynamos in the Coca Cola Cup and they will be determined to pick up their form in the league, so this game is not going to be easy, especially in front of their fans, although there are a fair amount of Swallows fans in the Bloemfontein area and I am encouraging them to come down and support us," said the Swallows skipper.

On the subject of supporters attendances, Mazibuko believes that the Birds fans have upped their numbers at home games so far this season:

"It is definitely improving, but we hope it can get even better. We need to keep winning games to get the fans back, but at the same time they must understand that even when we are not winning we still need their support."

Mazibuko has been filling in at centre-back due to an injury crisis in the Birds defence, and is expecting to again fill this role against Phunya Sele Sele on Wednesday.

"I am comfortable playing there, at the moment we have a number of injuries and so the coach has asked me to fill in and I expect to play at centre back against Celtic tomorrow," he confirmed.

Asked whether people can expect to see a new hairstyle this week after Mazibuko was seen sporting the VolksVagen logo as part of his hairstyle in recent games, he replied:

"No, that was just to welcome our new sponsors, but it is gone now and I don't have any plans for a new one," he added.

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Sunday, September 24
SAA Supa 8 Semi-final
Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs
Venue: ABSA Stadium

Saturday, September 30
Castle Premiership
Ajax v Moroka Swallows
Venue: Newlands Stadium

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
Moroka Swallows v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
Arrows v Moroka Swallows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, September 17
Castle Premiership
0-0 vs Benoni P. United
Venue: Meadowlands Stadium

Wednesday, September 13
Castle Premiership (POSTPONED)
Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, September 10
Castle Premiership
1-0 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Saturday, August 26
Castle Premiership
0-2 vs Black Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Sunday, August 20
SAA Supa 8 Q/F
2-1 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

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