PSL

Igesund the 'Special One'

2012-04-20 09:10
Gordon Igesund (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows goalkeeper Greg Etafia has likened Gordon Igesund to Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, claiming the Dube Birds coach is truly "the Special One".

Swallows are currently on course to challenge for the PSL title this season and sit just four points behind leaders Orlando Pirates, who they drew 0-0 with on Wednesday evening.

Igesund, a four-time PSL title winning coach, has earned plenty of plaudits during his years in South Africa's top-flight, and Etafia, who was inspirational against the Buccaneers in midweek, feels the 55-year-old deserves all the praise he has received.

"I call him the Special One'," Etafia told the PSL's official website. "As a coach, Gordon has everything. He is like a father figure to the team, and treats everyone as equals.

"To win the league four times with four different clubs speaks for itself and says everything about him. He is a practitioner; he lives football and always has the right game-plan for each match.

"All credit must go to Gordon and his technical team for turning things around, not only this season, but saving us from relegation last season."

Swallows are next in action on Sunday afternoon as they travel to the Botshabelo Stadium to take on Bloemfontein Celtic, with kick-off scheduled for 15:00.

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