Fearless Swallows FC ready to face Orlando Pirates in MTN8 opener

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Swallows head coach Brandon Truter has insisted that his team will be "fearless" when they go head-to-head with Orlando Pirates in a highly-anticipated MTN8 clash on Saturday.

The Dube Birds are set to get their 2021/22 campaign under way this weekend when they face Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in an MTN quarter-final at the Orlando Stadium.

Speaking ahead of the match, Truter revealed that his new-look side, which includes the likes of Tebogo Langerman, Mwape Musonda, Khethukuthula Ndlovu and Thandani Ntshumayelo, will not change the way they play against the Buccaneers.

"We have a certain amount of arrogance here in our playing style where we do not change," Truter said.

"We’re not scared to say this is how we play and you adapt to what you want to do against us.

"We have our style, we have our mindset and that applies for anyone this season as well. That’s what we’re trying to instil in the boys. We want to be fearless on the field of play and whether it’s home or away, our playing style and our philosophy will not change.

"We will not have the mindset that when we are away to look for a draw. That’s not in our DNA, that’s not in our culture. We are Swallows, this is how we'll play and this is what we’ll do on the day and you change if you want to but we will not change."

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