Cape Town - Moroka Swallows caretaker coach Fani Madida says he is closer to realising his mid-term objectives, as the club shifts its preparations into fifth gear.
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Swallows did not produce a memorable start to their campaign in 2014 and found themselves languishing in 13th position ahead of the interval.
Madida has indicated that a tremendous amount of emphasis has been put on conditioning during this period and he is satisfied with the progress his players have made.
“I can say there are seven stages or levels of conditioning that we have to get through,” said Madida, whose first assignment of 2015 will be a fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
“We have been pacing our players correctly to ensure they go through all the physical conditioning levels to get them ready for the league.
"A lot of what we have been doing now has been based on doing a lot of cardio and aerobic work to ensure that the players' conditioning and physical resistance is where it should be.
"At the moment we have been approaching all our practice games and playing in gear number four. We have not been focusing on goals but rather on the physical conditioning.
"With the remaining practice games, we have scheduled PSL sides such a Bidvest Wits, and we should be at level seven by the time the league resumes.
“We will be ready to turn our season around."