Absa Premiership

Baloyi hails Madida impact

2014-11-17 07:38
Lucky Baloyi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Lucky Baloyi admits he is delighted with how his loan stay at Moroka Swallows is going and has backed caretaker coach Fani Madida to take the team far.

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The midfielder arrived at the Dube Birds on loan from Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs at the beginning of the season and has played all but one of their 11 matches so far this term.

However, results have not been forthcoming for Swallows, who are without a win in their last six Premiership matches.

Baloyi, though, is confident they will soon find their feet, telling KickOff: "It has been a great start for me here at Swallows because I have been playing. I came here for game-time after all so it appears all is falling together with the only piece missing being the fact that we now have to start winning games as a team.

“I believe being coached by my former coach at Chiefs, Fani Madida, will surely help my cause and that of the team because I understand what kind of coach he is.

"He is a coach who wants the team to play the ball and this is what we also want to do, it has shown in the two games that we played and it will surely be proven in the forthcoming games.

“I am not being critical of the previous coach [Zeca Marques] but Fani is making us enjoy football. For me, he was there back in the day when I was knocking on the first team door and played a huge role in shaping me into being the footballer that I am now.

"I cannot undermine how much he has always been supportive of me and I don’t want to disappoint him for the trust that he has always had in me.

“The fact that I have been in the team is encouraging. I don’t want to go out of the team. I want to improve and not be in the team just for the sake of being in the team. I have to be in the team because I am making a difference."

Swallows face the University of Pretoria when the Absa Premiership resumes on Saturday, November 22 at Dobsonville Stadium.

Kick-Off is at 18:00.

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