Moroka Swallows coach Zaca Marques says it is not necessary to start panicking as he believe his side are still on track to achieve their end of the season target despite going three games a without a win lately.
The Dube Birds are eighth on the log with 23 points from 16 matches, and they trail log leaders Kaizer Chiefs by sixteen points, which leaves them with a top half finish as an objective for the running season.
“I don’t think we are in a bad position, we have lots of games still left to be played, and out of the remaining fourteen matches, we have ten matches at home and if we try to win 95% of those games, and add to what we have now, we will be right where we want to be at the end,” said Marques
The Portuguese mentor also added that another reason to his side slow start to the second round of the season is the passing away of their assistant coach and former Zambian international striker Dennis Lota, and also pointed out the small number of squad that he is working with that makes life a bit tough for them.
“Things haven’t been easy for us since we lost Dennis Lota last week, the players are just trying their best that is why I was happy to play a draw in our home against AmaZulu on Saturday. We will start picking up the momentum soon.
“People should also remember we are a team with the smallest number of squad in the league as we have a total of only 22 players. This causes us to play some of our players out of our position, just like Luvhengo Mungomeni, who played as a centre-back instead of his usual full back role on Saturday,” the 52-year old coach concluded.