Swallows look to end eight-year drought


Matsatsantsa lost their 100 per cent record over the weekend after a 1-1 draw at Mpumalanga Black Aces, but are still clear at the top with 10 points from four matches.

Swallows have also had a decent start to their campaign and only lost their first match this past weekend – a 2-0 defeat at University of Pretoria – which has them sixth on the log with seven points.

In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Swallows have met in 45 League matches since 1990, with the former enjoying the better record of 18 wins compared to 13. In fact, the Birds last win in this fixture came back in the 2005/06 season.

Last season United took four points off Swallows, winning 3-1 in Soweto before a 0-0 draw in the return game in Tshwane.

Last 10 League meetings
2008/09: Swallows 1-1 SuperSport (Mayinga; Mashego); SuperSport 2-0 Swallows (Laffor Klate)

2009/10: SuperSport 4-2 Swallows (Maluleke, Madubanya, Klate, Mongalo; Nomvete, Ndlela); Swallows 0-3 SuperSport (Laffor 2, Salmon)

2010/11: Swallows 1-1 SuperSport (Shivambu; Pereira); SuperSport 3-0 Swallows (Laffor 2, Tefera)

2011/12: Swallows 1-1 SuperSport (Sibaya; Salmon); SuperSport 0-0 Swallows

2012/13: Swallows 1-3 SuperSport (Mashego; Hartog, Paulse, Maluleka); SuperSport 0-0 Swallows