Marques: MTN8 final is huge
Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques says the MTN8 final against
SuperSport United is a "huge" occasion for his players and the
The Dube Birds will tackle Nedbank Cup holders Matsatsantsa at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.
And although Swallows lost 3-2 to visiting University of Pretoria
in the Premiership last Friday, Marques suspects his men will be better
focused against Gavin Hunt's outfit.
"It was one of those games where the players' minds were perhaps in the cup final," Marques said in the Sowetan.
"You can't really blame the players for thinking this way
sometimes. The next game is a big game for us. It's huge for their
careers and for the club."
Marques will expect his charges to improve their defending
against United, who plundered three unanswered goals at AmaZulu's
expense this past weekend.
"We showed character and we were unfortunate to concede a third
goal. We conceded silly goals because of defensive errors," he added.