Absa Premiership

Marques bids Swallows goodbye

2014-10-23 10:22
Zeca Marques (Supplied)
Zeca Marques (Supplied)
Cape Town - Former Moroka Swallows head coach Zeca Marques says that he has left the club with a "heavy heart" and has thanked them for the opportunity he was given.

Marques parted ways with the Dube Birds on Monday following a tumultuous period in which his side struggled to record positive results.

While Marques retained the support of CEO Leon Prins, many of the club's fans had turned against him. Despite this, the 53-year-old has expressed his gratitude to all those at the club.

"As you grow older you come to realise that life is a series of beginnings and endings," he said in a statement on Swallows' official website.

"I really believe that much of it is to prepare us for some of life’s greatest challenges.

"Though I am leaving with a heavy heart my decision to step aside was personally a very difficult one as I have always served the club with dignity, commitment and professionalism.

"I appreciate the opportunity given to me and am particularly proud of contributing to the club’s success by winning the MTN8 trophy."

"My sincere appreciation goes to our CEO Mr Leon Prins and the club directors for their support during these difficult times. Their dedication, loyalty and focus are sources of inspiration to me.

"A special note of thanks to the supporters and my friends in the media who have always stood by me and sent me words of encouragement.

"I have relished the camaraderie and team spirit and will always remember the challenges we faced as a team."

Fani Madida has taken over the reins at the Dobsonville outfit on a temporary basis, and oversaw a surprise 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night.

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