Cape Town - Moroka Swallows captain Lefa Tsutsulupa is
confident his team are good enough to avoid relegation despite their abysmal
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The Dube Birds are languishing in 14th place in the
Premiership, just one point ahead of Platinum Stars, who have played two games
less, and in real danger of becoming involved in a relegation scrap.
"We have not had a good start to 2015, which is
concerning because we had hoped the mid-season break would have served us
well," said Tsutsulupa.
"If you look at our last two games of 2014 we had
picked up some momentum with our draw against Orlando Pirates and an away win
Swallows have lost all three games they have played this
year. The most recent of which, a 2-0 defeat to Bidvest Wits, was the club's
11th loss in 20 league games for the season.
Tsutsulupa added: "Against Wits we conceded goals from
set pieces something that we normally don't do. A second in lapse of
concentration can cost you a match and we need to be focused going
With just 10 games remaining in the season, the Birds will
need positive results in just about all of them to pull themselves out of the
"Even though we find ourselves in this precarious
situation it's not over, it's far from over.
“There are still 10 games left and a lot of points to play
for. The teams above us can still get sucked in the bottom three.
"There is plenty of fight in us and the Birds
supporters can be rest assured of that.
“We want to protect the legacy of this great club and it
will be up to us to do that. Swallows is too big of a club to go down and I
will ensure that doesn't happen," highlighted the midfielder.