Swallows coach Brandon truter say it DStv Premiership club will undergo a “Reconstruction process” during the low season.
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The Dube Birds finished in a disappointing sixth place in the recently ended season after passing the first part of the campaign in second place.
Truter’s charges started their first season in the South African top flight in a good way, but ultimately too many draws took them down in the standings.
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The Swallows set a staggering 20-time record in their 30 games last season, while winning eight games and losing twice.
As he looks to prepare for an improved second season, Truter has revealed he will lose up to six players.
The Swallows drew 1-1 with Baroka, with Truter confirming that Sifiso Hlanti, Kgaogelo Sekgota, Given Thibedi, Ruzaigh Gamildien and Njabulo Ngcobo could all leave.
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Truter was reported by the Sowetan to have said: “Difficult season, extremely difficult, mistakes were made, we had good times, bad times, that’s how we come out of it.
“I’m also very happy with the efforts of the guys. I think on the pitch we learned so much in our first season in DStv Premiership.
“We started out as a house on fire, but then the analytics teams started analyzing us and it got harder and harder, and they capitalized on our weakness, so that’s something to work on. . “
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Truter added: “I’m already looking forward to the pre-season because I can’t wait to start the second season and hope we have our new additions.
“It’s going to be tough, we’re losing about six of our main players who have started the majority of games, so it’s also a rebuilding process and that excites me too, but I’m grateful, I’m grateful and also I’m humiliated about the staff around me.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-08 09:42:26