Lucky Baloyi leads Moroka Swallows relegation fight
Posted: 21 April 2015 Time: 10:32
Moroka Swallows stand-in-captain Lucky Baloyi has raised a fist of determination in leading the Dube Birds' survival war cry.
The 23-year-old declares his confidence that the club will hold onto their proud status of being one of five PSL ever-presents despite the threat of relegation.
Swallows have sunk to the bottom of the standings and will now be looking for favours from all over the place knowing that in as much as they have to win their remaining four games, they will also be hoping that the two teams above them – AmaZulu and Free State Stars – also drop points.
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Craig Rosslee's side will need to drain points from their remaining games against University of Pretoria, Maritzburg United, Ajax Cape Town and Bloemfontein Celtic to avoid falling out of that exclusive group of PSL ever-presents that includes Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United.
“We are the ones that got ourselves in this situation and so we must be the ones that get ourselves out,” Baloyi tells KickOff.com.
“We are confident of survival. I know that we have been written off by many people but that is what we are using as a source of inspiration. That feeling of being looked down as being out is what we are getting our inspiration from.
“If you watched our games against Chippa United and SuperSport United [the two games since Craig Rosslee took over] you will realise that we deserved more than we got in those games. With the way we are playing I am definitely confident that we will still be in the PSL next season. The four remaining games will show just how much we want to stay in the PSL, we will fight,” says Baloyi.
The former youth international – currently on loan from Kaizer Chiefs – has been handed the armband since the arrival of Rosslee.
“It is encouraging to lead the team through such a challenging phase that calls for us to be united. I want to be remembered as the guy who wore the armband during a successful fight to avoid the drop,” he says.
“With regards to my future I still have a contract with Chiefs and they are the ones who will determine what happens with me. I want to thank them for sending me on loan to a team where I have been able to play regularly and show my qualities. My plan is to progress further from here, which is why I still want to be playing regularly next season regardless of where I am.”