Marques meeting with management


Marques - who oversaw Swallows' training session this morning - is under pressure after his men suffered their fifth defeat in a row on Saturday, a 3-2 home loss to Mpumalanga Black Aces.

And a member of Marques's technical team says they will soon know their fate.

"Yes, Mr Zeca said something after the game against Aces but you must understand he might have said it out of emotions.

"We are meeting with the management today where everything will be clarified with regards our future as a technical team in the club."


Meanwhile, former Dube Birds mentor Gordon Igesund has urged the struggling side's fans to get behind Marques and under-fire boss Leon Prins.

Some supporters called for Prins's head at Dobsonville Stadium on the weekend.

"I don't really want to talk about Swallows. I know it's tough for Zeca," says Igesund.

"I mean it honestly that Leon Prins is doing a hell of a job there, if I say things like how much finances he put in the club last year from his own money.

"You know got a owner of the club in German and this person dies and all of sudden the money stops. Still wages have to be paid, they still to try sign new players, pay signing-on fees and I know Leon has done a hell of good job to make sure players get paid in time. And he has put so much into the club and it's unfortunate they find themselves in this situation as they are today.

"He never talks about this and I am defending him because I was there and I know that he will put everything he has but he doesn't have that kind of money anymore and it costs a lot for the team to survive."

The SuperSport United tactician adds of Marques: "I hope supporters get behind Zeca. Sometimes he was a little bit restricted, especially in the last three weeks, he had so many serious injuries to serious players.

"We want them to do well because Swallows is a team of great history."

Swallows next take on Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Wednesday.