Truter reveals secret to Swallows' form


Swallows FC coach Brandon Truter has revealed the 'secret' behind their early success in the DStv Premiership after moving top of the standings.

Swallows are campaigning in top-flight for the first time since 2015 and have followed their exploits in the GladAfrica Championship by topping the log in the DStv Premiership following the 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs.

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"What an awful game to watch in the first half, but I think it was the excitement, it's our first season back in the PSL, we do have experienced guys but the youngsters were excited, got carried away by the occasion, it's Chiefs, not just another game," Truter said on SuperSport TV after the match.

"It showed, it was long ball after long ball, me and Gavin [Hunt] had a go at one another, 'what game is this we're watching?'

"But ja we managed to settle in the second-half, calmed them down, told them to enforce the structure and keep the ball better. So ja second-half was more better, I'm just happy for Joe [Joseph Mhlongo], came back from a long layoff, didn't have much of pre-season, we wanted to give him 20 minutes, well he scored the goal," he said.

"Our pressing game is low, some of the guys lost energy, the gas was gone,we had to make changes in the front line, also Sammy Seabi, it was his first start today, he also ran out of legs, we had to replace him. From my opinion, at that time we were dominating and we didn't want to change much.

"I'm going to let the secret out of the bag, we're a praying team, we pray, this victory belongs to Jesus, to God. Even setting targets for the end of the season, we're limiting His power, His grace, so we believe in that. We're taking it one game at a time. This game was the only game that mattered and the next game is the only game we're looking forward to," he added.