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Not So Mighty Dube Birds - Swallows Close To Yet Another Relegation

Moroka Swallows Could Be Relegated Again This Weekend

By Joe Crann - Mar 28, 2017 01:02 PM @YesWeCrann
The once great Moroka Swallows could sink to a new low this weekend as they stare relegation from the ABC Motsepe League right in the face during their last game.
 
 
Having dropped out of the NFD in 2015/16, the Dube Birds are now on the brink of falling into the fourth tier of South African football on Saturday afternoon, with the club facing high-flying Orange Vaal Professionals on Saturday afternoon.
 
 
However, with Garankuwa United – who are one point and one place above them – playing tomorrow evening, the former Soweto giants could have another nail in their coffin should their relegation rivals beat Dondol Stars on Wednesday.
 
Swallows can technically finish as high as 12th if results go their way, but anything other than a win on Saturday is likely to condemn them to yet another relegation.
 
In each Province – so Gauteng for Swallows - the two lowest ranked teams by the end of the season will be relegated to U21 SAB Regional League. The Birds are currently 15th and a game ahead of 14th-placed Garankuwa.
 
                                      P  W D  L  GS GC  GD Pts 
12. M. Tigers                 29 5 12 12 29  48    -19  27
13. Vaal Professionals  29 6  8  15 31  40     -9   26
14. Garankuwa United  28 5 10 13 24  37    -13  25
15. Moroka Swallows   29 5  9   15 33  49    -16  24
16. Mofolo B.T. Stars    28 6  3   19 34  70    -36   21
 
It’s a sad state of affairs for a club that finished second in the Absa Premiership and won the MTN8 title in 2012, with hard times befalling the loyal supporters of one of Mzansi’s oldest clubs.
 

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Libuyi'likhosi Apr 09, 2017 06:47 AM
Iliwa libheke umoya okanye ndingathi umkhombe ubhembesile
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Schweinstriker_31 Apr 01, 2017 12:24 PM
no wonder that idiot called sl hated donkey is ass licking every team that plays against chiefs
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Skulama Mar 29, 2017 07:05 AM
Ya, kunzima la ngaphandle...
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Skulama Mar 29, 2017 07:05 AM
Ya, kunzima la ngaphandle...
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LeCowhlohlo Mar 29, 2017 06:52 AM
Surviving relegation which means you are not good enough to compete better to gone forever.
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Bin Laden Mar 29, 2017 06:11 AM
No wonder that SL donkey adopted Dunu, he has no team.
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Realydoctor10 Mar 28, 2017 10:58 PM
I think Dr Khoza and Kaizer Motaunga need to support Swallows with players to come back to Psl sothat their history won't die
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khosibacca@b Mar 28, 2017 09:53 PM
teams always come an go soon will forget about dis team src
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Unana Mar 28, 2017 09:37 PM
Aybo yini Maswai swai uIahIa kanje nci nci nci nci nci tjooo
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swallows needs doctor Mama
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Diketso Senyane Mar 28, 2017 08:28 PM
Even government thieves don't seem interested in helping Swallows.Even if it's our stolen tax money,just help
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Diketso Senyane Mar 28, 2017 08:22 PM
SOS for Moroka Swallows,it's not funny anymore
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Madredz Mar 28, 2017 07:51 PM
Ramos has scored more goals than all chiefs strikers combined.
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MDANANA Mar 28, 2017 07:44 PM
Witbank aces and Hellenic style
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MSANDROTIC Mar 28, 2017 06:00 PM
That's bad news for the Dube Birds
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Bvutomi Mar 28, 2017 05:25 PM
Kaizer chiefs
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mzwazwazwa Mar 28, 2017 05:16 PM
They will come back(be bought) one day. I hope we are still alive.
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Futball can kill u ner
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Banda.com Mar 28, 2017 05:01 PM
At vongni swallows' supporters will never join sundown maarn stop dreaming here those supporters' zise Orlando wena
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Badelise Mar 28, 2017 04:59 PM
This is really saddening, Swallows was once a force to be reckoned with in the PSL and gave teams like Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns a run for their money. Didn't think I'd live to witness a giant football team being brought down to ruins.

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