Uncertainty in Swallows nest


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With six games remaining Swallows are looking confused second from bottom and have just appointed new coach Craig Rosslee who must now take well over half of the 18 points remaining to avoid the drop or going into the tricky relegation/promotion play-offs.

While saving the club is the priority at the moment it is also worth noting that the spine of the Swallows team is already open to talking to other clubs with just three pay dates remaining on the Swallows payroll before their deals expire.

Though Nomvete turns 38 this year he is the club's top scorer while Chabangu has provided most of the creativity in attack and it is no doubt that the dreadlocked midfielder will want to remain in the PSL in the unfortunate event that Swallows fail to stay up.

Claims that Chabangu has already signed a pre-contract with Bidvest Wits have been dismissed.

Also out of contract in June is Dikgang Mabalane – who isn’t showing any signs of slowing down and has attracted interest from Free State clubs.

Steady defender Larry Cohen is also in the last three months of his contract just like Shere Lekgothoane, Sage Stephens, Felix Obada, Rudi Isaacs and Giulio Giuricich.

Representatives of Cohen and Stephens are already in talks with Swallows with the possibility of extensions.

Though long-serving midfielder Lefa Tsutsulupa and goalkeeper Greg Etafia will definitely be staying on they will still have to complete the formalities on new deals.

The pair of Lucky Baloyi and Philani Cele is on loan from Kaizer Chiefs and they will still have to go back at the end of the season as per the agreement between the two clubs.

It is no doubt that the future of all these players at Swallows hinges on which league the club will be playing in next season.