Preview: Swallows v SSU

2014-11-04 14:08
Fani Madida (Supplied)
Fani Madida (Supplied)
Cape Town - Moroka Swallows will be aiming to build on their draw against Kaizer Chiefs, when they welcome SuperSport United to the Dobsonville Stadium for a Premiership clash on Wednesday.

The Birds took the game to Chiefs, who were fancied to steamroll over their struggling Soweto rivals, and collected a valuable point last month before the break in play.

Their attack was promising in the clash under newly appointed interim coach Fani Madida, but their defence continued to leak goals.

Swallows have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and have the unenviable record of the league's second worst defensive record, with 18 goals conceded thus far.

As a result, they find themselves sitting in 12th place, with 10 points on the board from their nine outings.

They could be without midfielder Sandile Sibande, who has an eye infection, while captain Lefa Tsutsulupa remains the side's only long-term absentee.

Meanwhile, SuperSport head coach Gordon Igesund will visit Dobsonville for the first time as an opponent since he left the club for the Bafana Bafana job in 2012.

He has made an immediate impact since taking over the reins two months ago and SuperSport have moved up from a relegation spot to 10th position.

Igesund's side won their first three league matches under his guidance before being derailed by Maritzburg United, but they rebounded with a victory over Bidvest Wits in the Telkom Knockout.

Veteran Thabo September is back to boost the side's defence, after recovering from injury and getting a run-out with the reserves in the Diski Challenge.

Other than that, the Pretoria outfit will be banking on other former Swallows stalwarts Bennett Chenene and David Mathebula to give them the edge.

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