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'In the Birds Nest' - March 13

Welcome to yet another jam-packed edition of Moroka Swallows' ever-popular 'In the Birds Nest', with first-team news, ladies news and supporters news, too!

FIRST TEAM NEWS:

Upcoming fixtures:

Sunday, April 1
Germiston Stadium: Moroka Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs @ 15h45

Saturday, April 7
Seisa Ramabodu: Bloemfontein Celtic v Moroka Swallows @ 15h45

Reserve team:

Monday, March 19
Germiston Stadium: Moroka Swallows v Benoni Premier United @ 16h00

Monday, March 26
Caledonian: Supersport United v Moroka Swallows @ 16h00

INJURY LIST:

The following first team players are injured:
Bjorn Gugger
Goodman Mazibuko
Tshweu Mokoro
Tebogo Monyai
Sibusiso Themba
Mahomed Ouseb

UNDER-17 NATIONAL TEAM CALL-UPS:

Both Mphahlele Ramahlwe and Thulani Ncephe are currently away with the U17 national team at the African U17 Championships, we wish them well and have no doubt that they will represent 'Amajimbos' and South Africa with pride!

DEVELOPMENT TEAMS:

League fixtures:

Saturday, March 17, Milpark Grounds
U17 - Wits FC v Moroka Swallows @ 14h00
U19 - Wits FC v Moroka Swallows @ 15h30

Saturday, March 24, Germiston Stadium
U17 - Moroka Swallows v Boksburg FC @ 14h00
U19 - Moroka Swallows v Boksburg FC @ 15h30

Friendly fixtures:

Sunday, March 25, Belfast Stadium, Mpumalanga
U15 - Belfast Pick Team v Moroka Swallows @ 11h00
U17 - Belfast Pick Team v Moroka Swallows @ 13h00

Ladies team - league fixtures:

Saturday, March 17
Germiston Stadium: Moroka Swallows v Colechester @ 11h00

Wednesday, March 21
Germiston Stadium: Moroka Swallows v Bophelong ladies @ 11h00

Saturday, March 24
Erwat Stadium Germiston: Kathlehong ladies v Moroka Swallows @ 11h00

Bayhill Under-19 tournament:

Our U19 team will be leaving on April 3 for Cape Town to take part in the prestigious annual Bayhill tournament which starts on April 5. All Cape Town Swallows supporters are encouraged to come down and support our 'Beautiful Birds' of the future. The team has been drawn into a difficult group including Supersport United, Old Mutual Academy and Cultural Roots FC. Good luck boys!

SUPPORTERS MEETINGS:

Sunday, March 18:
 
Zamdela Branch:
Venue: 111 Rethabile Thamberiethu
Sasolburg
9am
 
Atteridgeville Branch:
Venue: 31 Ramano Street
Soulsville Tshwane
10am
 
Sharpeville Branch:
Venue: Masunapapa Place
9am

Cape Town Branch:
Venue: Site C Phelane Centre (next to the taxi rank)
10am

Contact: Themba on 083 350 0229

GOOD AND BAD NEWS:

Holla Maswai-swai holla!

I am pleased to inform you that our assistant coach Daniel 'Vader' Mophosho has been discharged from hospital after a two week, he is feeling much better and we wish him a speedy return to fitness.

One of our former star players and the coach of our U19 team Joel 'Ace' Mnini has been hospitalised in a Soweto private clinic after a serious diabetes attack. We wish him a speedy recovery, and to his family our thoughts are with you in these difficult times.

I would like to inform you that Sello Maugane has left 'The Birds Nest' to pursue other interests. We thank him for his services and wish him well in his new venture.

Lastly don't miss the Official Celebration Launch of the new Supporters Club on April 1 at Germiston Stadium, we will be playing our old Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs and have a full day of activities planned so see you there!

Sipho Xulu
General Manager
Moroka Swallows

NEWS
- PSL Reserve League update
- 'Birds' Reserves lose to Benoni
- Reserve League update
- Young 'Birds' to fly over Benoni
- 'Birds' fly past Wits

For more information please visit
www.vw.co.za
Sunday, April 1
Castle Premiership:
Swallows v Chiefs
Kick-off: 3.45pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Saturday, April 7
Castle Premiership:
Celtic v Swallows
Kick-off: 3.45pm
Venue: Seisa Ramabodu Stadium

March 11
Castle Premiership
Won 2-0 v Wits
Venue: Bidvest Stadium

March 3
Castle Premiership
Won 1-0 v Arrows
Venue: Germiston Stadium

February 24
Absa Cup
Lost 0-2 v Pirates
Venue: Olen Park

February 17
Castle Premiership
Lost 0-1 v Sundowns
Venue: Loftus Stadium

POLL
Who will be the \'Birds\' top goal-scorer this season?

Mame Niang
 37%
Songwe Chalwe
 37%
Cecil Oerson
 4%
Evans Gwekwerere
 15%
Mark Haskins
 7%