Cape Town - Three points will be like gold to both sides
when Moroka Swallows host the University of Pretoria at the Dobsonville Stadium
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Both teams are struggling near the foot of the Premiership table,
with Swallows in 13th position and Tuks in 14th, just one point and place above
the drop zone.
The Birds have been in particularly bad form of late, having
failed to win in their last six league matches, picking up just a single point
in the process.
“We are more worried about ourselves than the opposition,”
Swallows defender Larry Cohen admitted to Backpage Text, “We know they have
also not enjoyed the greatest of starts, but we are focused on our game, we
want to get as many points as possible before the Christmas break.”
Prior to their last match, a 3-0 home win over Ajax Cape
Town, Steve Barker’s Tuks side had also been on a six match winless streak.
Historically, the two clubs have met four times in the past,
with Tuks winning twice and Swallows once.
Last season’s two league encounters between the two sides
ended in a home wins for both teams (1-0 for Swallows and 2-1 for Tuks).
Swallows will go into the game with caretaker coach Fani
Madida still in charge of the team after Zeka Marques stepped away from the
head coaching role. Former Birds midfielder Goodman Mazibuko has been helping
Madida at training, but has not officially been handed the assistant coach
Neither side have any suspension concerns to deal with,
although Mpho Matsi and Tebogo Monyai are both on three yellow cards for Tuks
and will need to tread lightly.
Kick-off is at 18:00.