Facing Birds a motivation Matsapha United coach
– MATSAPHA United coach Ernest Mavuso regards Mbabane Swallows as the yard stick of local football describing their meeting tomorrow as a motivation on its own.
Struggling Matsapha visit the defending MTN League champions at Somhlolo National Stadium tomorrow and are desperate for points after a disastrous start to the campaign that see them rock bottom in the MTN log standings with just three points from nine matches.
“Our league position has nothing to do with our performance. Facing Swallows is a motivation as they are
the barometer of local football, the perfect yard stick to gauge our performances. The results are not worrying us as we will be beefing up the playing personnel in the upcoming window,” Mavuso said.
Matsapha captain Muzi Dlamini admitted most of the current players were not experienced and as seniors they were doing their level best to motivate them. Despite their log standing, Swallows coach Thabo ‘Koki’ Vilakati described Matsapha as a good side. “All premier league teams deserve to be here,” he said. Captain Tony Tsabedze said it was important that they get three points to catch up with the leading pack.