Mazibuko up for Celtic challenge
Tuesday October 25 2005
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.