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Swallows Boss Gives Players Ultimatum

Swallows FC chairman David Mogashoa has confirmed to the Siya crew that the squad – not just the coach – will be held accountable for results.

The Dube Birds are currently just four points above the automatic relegation spot after seven DStv Premiership matches, results which contributed to coach Brandon Truter being placed on leave prior to the FIFA break.

He has since returned to the dugout and was on the bench when Swallows were held to a 1-1 draw by Stellenbosch FC on Sunday.

But the outspoken Mogashoa told Soccer Laduma that the coach, who has several of his counterparts apparently ready to take over, should the club wish to make changes, shouldn’t be the only one held responsible for the poor form.

“I think we are bucking the trend at Swallows by not just looking at the coach. Sometimes you can find he is doing his best, but the players are underperforming,” the chairman explained to the Siya crew.

“We will be assessing how they perform as well because they also have to pull up their socks. The statement that the board is not happy also extends to them, they should not think they are cleared from any of the issues.”

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It’s crystal clear that the players will have their performance reviewed, which is only fair given that they, too, are being paid a salary to deliver.

Truter will be the first to admit that he has his work cut out, but perhaps the warning from the chairman, which also suggests he has the club’s support, for now, will be the push his squad needs to up their game.

Swallows face an equally struggling Chippa United on Sunday in East London.

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