The Nigerian was speaking after yet another loss for the Birds, this time against SuperSport United on Wednesday night.
Etafia believes that the team is now playing much better, but that luck is just not on their side.
“We played very well tonight and only lady luck deserted us,” he said. “We really deserved something from this game, and also [in the 1-1 draw] against Kaizer Chiefs we should have got maximum points, but luck was not on our side.
“Tonight we played well, but because of luck we never got anything out of this match.”
Swallows look set for another relegation fight this season, but Etafia says they are just trying to stay focused on the next game.
"We are not going to get ahead of ourselves … we are taking it one game at a time. We have been in this situation before and the biggest mistake we can do is to get ahead of ourselves."