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SITEKI – What problems? Mbabane Swallows’ captain Tony ‘TT’ Tsabedze has put to bed rumours of instability within the team.
The captain spoke during the Swazi Telecom Charity Cup roadshow in Siteki yesterday.

He spoke about a sequence of events that have been unfolding for weeks now in the media, with some of the ‘Birds’ players reported to be on strike, and others rumoured to be on their way to First Division teams in South Africa.
The latest report was carried by South Africa’s Citizen Newspaper on Wednesday where it was claimed that goalkeeper Sandile ‘Nkomishi’ Ginindza and talisman Felix Badenhorst were on strike.
The captain said they were focussed as a team, and the report of instability at the ‘nest’ had not swayed them.

“I want to assure our fans that Swallows is here to stay. If one was to believe all the reports in the media, it would mean that we do not have a team already. However, this is not true because we still have a strong team in place,” he said.
‘TT’ added that they were focussed on defending the Swazi Telecom Charity Cup and also doing well in the CAF Champions League.
He said they were firmly focussed on those two competitions as they wanted to succeed and make history.

“Every institution has its fair share of problems, and Swallows are no different. We are working on addressing our problems. Our fans must stick to their role of supporting the team at all times,” he said.
Asked if he believed Swallows had what it takes to repeat what they did last season by winning almost everything on offer, the captain said they would take each game as it came.
“We cannot promise heavens at this point, but we will continue to work hard to make sure that we retain the standards we have set for ourselves. Our aim is to continue being the most successful team in the country, and hopefully we will achieve that,” he said.

Swallows’ General Manager Sandile ‘Beyond 2000’ Zwane also urged the team’s fans to rally behind the team.
He said rumours would be there, but Swallows were big enough to overcome their problems.
The ‘Birds’ immediate task is a Champions League game against Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in less than 10 days. If they win that game, they will stand a very good chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals of Africa’s flagship club competition.

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