Absa Premiership

Lefa confident of beating drop

2015-02-20 08:02
Lefa Tsutsulupa (Supplied)
Lefa Tsutsulupa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Moroka Swallows captain Lefa Tsutsulupa is confident his team are good enough to avoid relegation despite their abysmal PSL start.

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The Dube Birds are languishing in 14th place in the Premiership, just one point ahead of Platinum Stars, who have played two games less, and in real danger of becoming involved in a relegation scrap.

"We have not had a good start to 2015, which is concerning because we had hoped the mid-season break would have served us well," said Tsutsulupa.

"If you look at our last two games of 2014 we had picked up some momentum with our draw against Orlando Pirates and an away win against AmaZulu."

Swallows have lost all three games they have played this year. The most recent of which, a 2-0 defeat to Bidvest Wits, was the club's 11th loss in 20 league games for the season.

Tsutsulupa added: "Against Wits we conceded goals from set pieces something that we normally don't do. A second in lapse of concentration can cost you a match and we need to be focused going forward."

With just 10 games remaining in the season, the Birds will need positive results in just about all of them to pull themselves out of the relegation quagmire.

"Even though we find ourselves in this precarious situation it's not over, it's far from over.

“There are still 10 games left and a lot of points to play for. The teams above us can still get sucked in the bottom three.

"There is plenty of fight in us and the Birds supporters can be rest assured of that.

“We want to protect the legacy of this great club and it will be up to us to do that. Swallows is too big of a club to go down and I will ensure that doesn't happen," highlighted the midfielder.

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