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Hunt: 'The boy is special'


Moroka Swallows' new signing Evans Gwekwerere has the potential to set the 2006/07 Castle Premiership alight, according to the 'Birds' mentor Gavin Hunt.

The 20 year-old striker has shown glimpses of brilliance during the Swallows 2006/07 Nelson Mandela Metro Pre-Season Tour.

"He has bundles of potential and is definitely a player to watch in the future," Hunt told the official Moroka Swallows website.

Gweklwerere scored a brilliantly executed header on his debut, when Swallows beat their 'sister club' Bay United 3-0 to win the inaugural Volkswagen Challenge Trophy in a match played at the Motherwell Stadium on Saturday, July 8.

Other scorers on the day were debutant Sibusiso Dlamini and Bongani Mbele.

The former Black Leopards and Hellenic coach was also cautious in warning the Zimbabwean not to expect the going to be easy at the 'Dube Birds'.

"He faces stiff competition upfront where we have other good strikers in Songwe Chalwe and of course Mame Niang."

Hunt, who is due to leave for England on Wednesday where he will undergo his final UEFA A Licence certificate test - mentioned that he was pleased with the general outcome of the trip to the Eastern Cape.

The soft-spoken coach mentioned that he was pleased with the general outcome of the trip to the Eastern Cape.

"It was a very good team-building exercise, which we combined with a number of our Social Responsibility initiatives in the area.

"I am quite satisfied in the manner in which the new players have integrated with the rest of the squad."

Evans Gwekwerere Profile

First Name: Evans

Surname: Gwekwerere

Nick Name: 'Umlomo'

Nationality: Zimbabwean      

Playing Position: Striker

Date of Birth: 27 April 1985

Height: 1.8

Weight: 76 Kg

Club Awards: Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer Awards (both Douglas FC) and Top Goal Scorer of the Month Award (Dynamos).

Previous Amateur Clubs: Douglas Warriors 

Previous Professional Clubs: Dynamos and Mbabane Highlanders

International Honours: Under 23, Senior national team selection.

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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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