Absa Premiership

Swallows eye three points

2014-12-05 12:08
Patrick Malokase (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Moroka Swallows are eyeing a chance to get three points when they welcome struggling Platinum Stars for an Absa Premiership game on Saturday night at Dobsonville Stadium.

The Dube Birds have failed to claim the maximum points when they played to a 1-1 draw against Ajax Cape Town in their midweek match. They occupy position 14 with 14 points after 13 outings, and they will hope to add to Dikwena’s woes.

Looking at the Rustenburg-based club, they experienced another defeat at the hands of the in-form Polokwane City last Wednesday and their hope of getting three points has been dealt a huge blow.

Allan Freese’s men are sitting at position 15 with 11 matches having amassed the same number of points, and a win will reignite their aims of moving away from the danger zone.

According to Stars’ striker, Patrick Malokase, they’re not concerned about getting relegated as they’re a quality side.

“We know the importance of getting points and we have to go to Dobsonville and give it our best - we need the points,” said Malokase.

“Look, every time we face Swallows, it’s always a tough one and this match is no exception.

“We’re not thinking about relegation because we know we have quality and we’re up for the challenge.

“We have a couple of injuries but whoever plays will do the job because we can’t have excuses.”

To the Dube Birds midfielder, Sandile Sibande, the match grants them an opportunity to get the three points as they failed against the Urban Warriors.

“We’re still looking for the three points and the match against Stars is an opportunity for us as we play at home,” said Sibande.

“There’s an improvement in how we play and we’ll keep growing from the matches we play, the win to Maritzburg United and a draw to Ajax means we have not dropped points.

“They lost to Polokwane and they’ll come looking for a win so I see a tough match indeed but we’re determined to keep the points at home.

“We draw inspiration from an experienced player like Siyabonga Nomvethe, at his age he’s doing well and we’re happy for that.”


Kick-off is at 8:15pm.

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