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'Birds' to fly in Nedbank Cup?

Moroka Swallows will be hoping to continue their winning ways when they take on National First Division Inland Stream outfit, African Warriors in a Nedbank Cup match at Charles Mopeli Stadium on Saturday evening (kick-off 8pm).

The 'Beautiful Birds' are flying high after registering three consecutive wins in the Absa Premiership, scoring nine goals and conceding only three in the process.

They will be hoping to carry that form into their Nedbank Cup tie against Warriors. However, star midfielder Lefa Tsutsulupa is anticipating a tough encounter against the Free State-based NFD team.

"As you know, National First Division football is different from the Absa Premiership. There, they run a lot and they don't give you time on the ball," Tsutsulupa told the official Swallows website.

"We will approach the game differently and we will exercise caution at all times. We don't want to see what happened to Wits to happen to us as well. We'll give Warriors the respect they deserve, but at the same time we'll be looking at taking every chance that comes our way."

The 'Dube Birds' have been boosted by the return of talented midfielder Siphesihle Ngobese who has recovered from his knee injury.

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March 15
Nedbank Cup
Swallows v African Warriors
Venue: Germiston Stadium
KO: 8pm

March 23
Absa Premiership
Cosmos v Swallows
Venue: Mehlareng Stadium
KO: 3.30pm

March 9
Absa Premiership:
Drew 0-0 v Thanda
Venue: Olenpark

March 5
Absa Premiership
Won 3-1 v Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

March 2
Absa Premiership
Won 3-1 v Celtic
Venue: Johannesburg Stadium

February 27
Absa Premiership:
Won 3-1 v Sundowns
Venue: Loftus Stadium

Can Swallows go all the way in the Nedbank Cup?

Yes, they can, cup football is suited to their game!
No, cup football is too much of a lottery.
Perhaps - but they need to build on their recent form.