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Swallows Address Calls For Truter Sacking

David Mogashoa has a message for diehard Swallows FC supporters following a brief, but necessary, meeting with coach Brandon Truter.

“I think our fans need to understand that you don’t win every game and that is why we are urging them to be patient,” the Dube Birds chairman told the Siya crew.

Recently, there have been pictures and videos circulating on social media showing a small group of fans confronting Truter either at the club’s training base or after a few of the DStv Premiership matches where results have not gone their way.

And they were calling for his head…

“The coach has my support,” insisted Mogashoa.

“What I have said to him in our conversation is that the players also need to step up and take responsibility. They are going to be judged on their performance. At Swallows we are bucking the trend and not just firing coaches when the going gets tough. We have put together a very good squad (see some of the signings in the gallery above) that we believe can compete.”

Swallows are currently second from bottom of the table after 11 matches with a single win, five draws and five defeats.

The record is worrying.

“But we are not panicking. We trust the coach and we expect to see results improve soon,” the chairman said, again calling on the fans “to be patient”.

Truter was on leave in September, with his assistant Simo Dladla taking over in the interim and suggesting in TV interviews that he was auditioning for the job!

But later clarified that he remains the club’s No.2, with Mogashoa holding a meeting with the duo to iron out any concerns.

Swallows were beaten 1-0 by TS Galaxy at the weekend and return to action against Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday, where the club expects a turnaround.  


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