Birds fans want Marques gone

2012-12-08 09:19

Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows fans called for coach Zeca Marques to resign after the side lost 3-1 to SuperSport United in Dobsonville on Friday, their fourth successive loss in the Premier Soccer League.

As Marques stepped up to the pitch to be interviewed after the game the crowd's chants of "go, go, go" grew louder.

Swallows have not won a league game in seven matches, with just two draws in that period. Marques explained it was always the coach that got the blame for poor results.

"The players make the mistakes (and) the coaches get the blame, where do you draw the line?" Marques said amid the chanting.

"That's how football goes. When things don't go well the coach gets the blame, when you win things players get the credit."

He said he knew this when he took the job and understood the reaction from the fans.

"I'd feel the same as them to be honest... they want the best for the club, and so do I. They don't see the game we do, they don't analyse the game like we do. It's all about results, at the end of the day we lost 3-1 and the result wasn't there."


  • siphiwo.maurice - 2012-12-08 10:05

    Dear Swallows, Dear Maswayiswayi....this is not on. This coach has won you guys an MTN not long ago after so many so long without. Give him a chance. The tide is changing now, we must give support to our local coaches and they are doing very well. This will lead to us eventually as a country, playing our own brand of soccer. Have patience and give support to the coach.

      namedi.mphahlele.71 - 2012-12-08 11:41

      @Siphwo, patience to NFD? One thing that people don't understand is that, at begging of the season Gordon Igesund's energy was still there... if we collect the least points we get relegated to the NFD, and also we are likely not to defend the MTN Cup. That is an embarrasment. Zeca is a great and it is good to have him around, however, he should be deployed to an assitant coach. That's where he excells.

      mgedeza.jajema - 2012-12-12 15:36

      Siphiwo, do you mean we should fold our arms & watch the coach force us to Mvela? No ways! I must be honest with you, he played with the same system Gordon was using that's why we looked good for a while. Now, if he was winning, why can't he conitnue winning? I support any coach who plans his game around his players strengths, not the one who thinks a defender can be played as a striker or midfielder as a defender. He doesn't change his approach to counter approach used by different coaches. In short, he doesn't have Plan B. Nomvethe (though a good player) is not God.

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