Absa Premiership

Nightmare season for Rosslee

2015-05-07 10:36
Craig Rosslee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - It’s been a tough old season for Craig Rosslee. 

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The PSL coach was sacked by AmaZulu in October last year after a woeful start to the 2014/15 campaign that saw AmaZulu go seven league games without a win.

After a few months in the wilderness he was given another gig at Soweto-based Moroka Swallows But now, just five games after taking that job, Rosslee finds himself bottom of the PSL log once more – but this time there is only one game remaining to put things right.

It is out of Swallows’ hands now. A 2-1 loss at Athlone Stadium against Roger de Sa’s Ajax on Wednesday night, coupled with AmaZulu’s spirited 2-1 win at Tuks on the same evening, has left the Dube Birds in pole position to be relegated to the NFD ahead of Saturday’s final round of fixtures.

With AmaZulu and Chippa United also in the relegation mix, the prospect of Rosslee having coached two relegated sides this season still exists.

The coach was Swallows' loss in Cape Town to explain how disappointing a season this had been for him personally.

“I have been here six games, and I am not going to comment on the other club [AmaZulu],” Rosslee told Sport24.

The coach, who disappeared straight down the tunnel after Wednesday’s loss to Ajax, acknowledged that the future of the club was now out of his hands.

“The one point we lost was golden. But it’s down to the wire and we’ll have to put our heads down to Joburg and pick ourselves up as quickly as possible.”

Roslee was also asked to explain the mood in the dressing room after the final whistle.

“You can imagine yourself, I’m not going to paint a picture for you,” he said.

Swallows (27 points) are at home to Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday while AmaZulu (27) host Maritzburg United and Chippa (30) host champions Kaizer Chiefs.

To make matters worse for Rosslee, Swallows’ goal difference is currently -18 while AmaZulu and Chippa are both on -12.

Craig Rosslee’s  nightmare PSL season:


P 7, W 0, D 3, L 4


P 5, W 1, D 2, L 2


P 12, W 1, D 5, L 6

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