Swallows defence finally comes to life
Zeca Marques coach of Moroka Swallows
Prior to the final, Zeca Marques’ men had a leaky defence which has conceded 13 goals this season.
Swallows defence looked nervous in the beginning of the match as they conceded a fifth minute goal through the boot of an unmarked Franklin Cale, but from that moment onwards that goal seemed to have motivated the Birds as they looked a much more organised outfit at the back.
“The quality of our players is there for everybody to see and they are good technically but it is more of a case of focus and concentration,” Swallows coach Marques said.
“Sometimes it is also a question of the players taking things for granted and I told the players that in this game there is no room for mistakes.
“We have certainly improved a lot and I gave the players more focus on responsibilities on the field and once they were more aware of their responsibilities on the field they were more organised.”
Swallows needed a late winner, four minutes from time, from Bennett Chenene to prevail 2-1 and end their 33-years of heartache in the top eight competition.