Swallows FC boss David Mogashoa credits their recruitment strategy for the team's success so far this season and explains how they have managed to shake up the PSL.
Swallows are currently soaring high since the start of the season and remain one of the teams together with Mamelodi Sundowns that still remain unbeaten in the league.
The Dube Birds also picked up a credible 1-1 draw in the original Soweto Derby against title hopefuls Orlando Pirates in Orlando on Sunday.
Mogashoa remains excited by what he has seen with regards to the Dube Birds' progress in the top tier since winning the GladAfrica Championship.
"Look, it's not something that is a surprise to us [that we are sitting near the top] because we finished strongly [last season]," Mogashoa tells KickOff.com.
"The last time we lost a match was in March last year. We went to the PSL knowing that we're going to compete and compete properly.
"You look at the signings we've made. We signed good players. We had players that played well [last season], we kept them and didn't get rid of them."
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"You look at Cheeseboy [Lebohang Mokoena], he is still there. Vuyo [Mere] is still there, [Virgil] Vries is still there, Given Thibedi is still there, and those guys are giving 100 percent [commitment to the team]," Mogashoa continues.
"Getting [Ruzaigh] Gamildien to play for us was a bonus to have someone who can score goals. We've got a balanced squad. We are not surprised about where we are. We signed good players.
"I remember the PSL CEO [Mato Madlala] joking saying Makhaya Ntini is available and I must go sign him! We went for good players because we didn't want Swallows be threatened by relegation.
"So the mandate for the coach is simple, for the coach to get us into top eight and compete there. And he is doing exactly that, competing in the top eight."
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