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Posted: 11 January 2013 Time: 18:02

Moroka Swallows boss Leon Prins believes his club is well equipped with playing personnel and says he will not be rushing into the transfer market.

Since winning the MTN8 Swallows have plunged to the bottom half of the Premiership log and appeared a disjointed team lacking in confidence for the the last two months, with their coach Zeca Marques seemingly on borrowed time.

The poor run of form that The Birds have endured prompted suggestions that the club needs to go into the transfer market the same way they did two years ago when they fought relegation.

However, Prins is maintaining his calm.

“We have the personnel to do the kind of job that can take us to the top five,” Prins says. “I think what actually happened was that we lost focus going into the last six weeks of the year.

“Another thing is the last game we played before the MTN8 Final the players’ minds were already on the Final so we gave away those points. Then the next game we played after the Final, which was three days later, the players had not really switched back to the League.

“I have the confidence that we will be able to come right in the second round and move up the standings. For us it is not a question of reinforcing the squad so much but just getting the players that we have back to doing what they are capable of – which is winning games.”

Prins adds that the return of Siyabonga Nomvete will also be a boost for the squad.

Since returning to training Swallows have had just one player on trial – Sthembiso Ntombela, although Thapelo Tshilo is also still training with the club, having arrived before the break.

The club’s technical team that has indicated its intentions of adding a central defender to the squad.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:04 pm
What a lame excuse, Boss Leon Prins you dont rush into the transfer market.with tattered pockets, funds are needed.
posted: 12:09 am
Where is Lwazi "Scara" Skosana?
posted: 01:08 am
Leon just admit that you are not capable of running a succesful futbol club. Just quit please
Lacoste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 07:10 am
Problem child, this guy hired a coach that sucks loliepop for 90 minutes. The coach's brain is fixed at age 5.
posted: 08:20 am
Coach, u r talking about the last six as if its last six games of the year, six weeks in PSL terms is no less than ten games! Thats a lame and invalid excuse, u r exposing ur weaknesses and reavealing to us that u r clueless, U won the MTN with a bit of GI's' touch that was still left in the players at the time! Six weeks and u still cant turn things around? Learn from the liikes of Johnson and Larsen!
posted: 03:48 pm
Whatever Prins is eating ,i dont want some.
posted: 04:47 pm
Leon Prins u lie with defence we got we nid few players.if u fail 2 sign while the transfer window is open ull regret.u got 8 million rand in bt u stilll doesn't want 2 spend.I'm a Swallows supporter bt its paining 2 see our team go down 2 relegation zone.
Overated Average Shabba
posted: 05:51 pm
Mr Prins it is not true that we don't need reinforcement, We need atleast 4 players, Gooakeeper cos Mathibe is not challenging, Central defender cos Ashraf-Luvengo are relaxing, Leftback: no good player there actually just a hole there, central Middle as Lefa is also tired there, Players to be offloaded offload Cisse, Sibaya, Mathibe and all three left backs
posted: 03:32 pm
This is a very sad situation in my beloved team. There is NO leardership at Swallows, NO vision at Swallows, NO interest for this at heart. Mr Prins, I personally respect you as a fellow human being who belong to the human race but your leardership style has a big quesition mark. I remeber the other day, I think we wre playing Leopards at a very chilly night and were greeting you as Swallows fans before the game but you gave a very bad attitude and you continue with your big ego when handling the media. Whats wrong with you, man? You need to grow up brotherrrrrrrrrrr
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