Cape Town - Moroka Swallows chairman Leon Prins has refused
to criticise manager Zeca Marques, claiming it is the players instead who
should face scrutiny.
Wits march past Swallows
The Dube Birds crashed out of the Telkom Knockout at the
first hurdle on Firday night, following a 3-0 defeat to Gavin Hunt's Bidvest
Wits at Bidvest Stadium.
The result would have done Marques no favours whatsoever,
with the Swallows boss under increasing pressure following a disappointing
start to the ABSA Premiership campaign.
However, Prins feels it is the club's players who should
shoulder the blame as they are not heeding Marques' tactical instructions.
"I want to say something, because I want to protect the
coach; because I'm in the team talks,” he told KickOff.
"It's not fair! The players are not listening to what
we've told them to do. And I'm going to personally give them a blasting, and I
want the coach to be there.”
"It's nonsense, because everyone will blame the coach
but its bull-dust."
"The coach has done a perfect job. I've been in the
team talks; I know exactly what has been said.”