'In the Birds Nest' - September 13

What's new at Moroka Swallows? Check out the latest 'In the Birds Nest', which is jam-packed with ladies news, Swallows first-team news and junior news, whilst we also 'unveil' our new PRO!



Moroka Swallows ladies have been registered in the 2006/07 provincial Vodacom Women's League.

The following is the list of all the squad players and the technical staff:
Rosa Nzima (captain)
Phumzile Mokgomane
Zandile Mthimunye
Nothando Vilakazi (National U20 team player)
Popitjie Grabey
Janine van Wyk (National U20 and senior team player)
Mamiki Twala
Mbali Zulu
Nokuthula Shembe
Maphike Rafedile
Emergency Manyike
Phumzile Ngozo
Busi Gumede
Winnie Mthetwa
Nthonyana Miya
Lorraine Raseroka
Given Mokwama
Kgomotso Mutaung
Nobantu Mekgoe
Bongi Khumalo
Makhosi Mbele
Lindi Radebe (Physio)
Nthabiseng Nkgweng (Manager)
John Mosia (Coach)
Paul Habib (Head of Development)

National call-up:
Janine Van Wyk has been called to the camp of the senior National team (Banyana Banyana), which started on Sunday, August 10. This is in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in September in Nigeria. We wish all our girls the best of luck.


The following players are battling with injuries:
Patrick Mabedi - hamstring
Mohamed Auseb - knee


Saturday, September 16 is a special day for our Development teams:

- The U17s are the league champions!
With one game to go, the Under-17 league is in the nest, as our team is currently five points clear; winning the Gauteng East Central District Senior League. The final game will take place on Saturday, September 16 at 14h00 against Panorama FC at Germiston, Delville sports grounds.

- U15s in the U19s Finals!
Earlier in the day, at the same venue, come watch our U15s, who have proven that talent has no age by reaching the finals of Gauteng East Central District Football association's Under-19s Super Cup. They will be playing against Mamelodi Sundowns in the finals at 10h00. The presence of our supporters will be highly appreciated as our boys have achieved beyond expectations. Special words of appreciation must go to the coaching staff of both the U15s and the U17s for a job well done. They are Reginald Ketse (U17s coach), Thabo Molefe (U17s assistant coach), Peter Tressel (U15s coach), and Paul Habib (Development Head Coach.)

The following is the list of games taking place on the day:
10h00: U19s Super Cup Finals
Moroka Swallows U15 v Mamelodi Sundowns U19s

13h00: Vodacom Women's League game
Moroka Swallows Ladies v Soweto Ladies

14h00: U17s Final league Game
Moroka Swallows v Panorama FC


Supporters branch meetings:
Saturday, September 16

Diepkloof branch AGM:
Ekhaya centre, Zone 4 Diepkloof @ 14h00

Sunday, September 17
Meadowlands branch
Tsireletso LP school hall, Bakwena str Zone 1 Meadowlands @ 09h00


Benoni Premier United v Moroka Swallows
Saturday, September 17 at 15h00 at venue TBC

Moroka Swallows v Mamelodi Sundowns
Wednesday, September 20 at 20h00 at JHB Stadium

Kazier Chiefs v Moroka Swallows - SAA Supa 8 semi-final
Sunday, September 24 at 15h00 at ABSA Stadium Durban


It's a handover Month - Holla Maswaiswai holla!!!

September is the month in which I will be handing over the PRO's activities to the young, dynamic and energetic Sello Maugane, who has finally landed this Monday in the nest as our new mouthpiece. On behalf of all 'The Birds' loving people, I welcome you, 'The Birds voice' feel at home and let's take the bull by its horns.

Maswaimani we shall be taking an advantage of every available opportunity such as home games and supporters meetings to officially introduce him to you! During September he will be on a month-long induction and will become available for comments to press and supporters from October 1, 2006.

Sipho Xulu

- 'Amakhosi' through to SAA Supa 8 final
- Birds v Chiefs: minute by minute
- 'Injury Time' with Dr Nematswerani
- David - 'Focus on Tshwane derby'
- Sundowns clip Swallows' wings
- 'Derbies'preparations going smoothly
- Hunt: 'Let there be goals!'
- 'Rabbits' hold 'Birds' to goalless draw
- Birds announce transport arrangements
- Birds 'Captain Fantastic' returns

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

Will Moroka Swallows win the SAA Supa 8?