Panyaza Lesufi reveals new club name Swallows FC

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Moroka Swallows, who were relegated to South Africa’s third-tier ABD Motsepe League, are now back in top-flight football following the purchase of Stars’ PSL status, pending PSL confirmation.

Lesufi, who has been part of the consortium leading Swallows' negotiations in recent weeks, was addressed the club’s supporters in Soweto on Sunday, where he revealed the Dube Birds’ new name.

"If we can come with everything that the PSL requested by Wednesday, we will have a new team called Swallows FC," Lesufi said.

The MEC added that the Swallows in the ABC Motsepe League will remain as a development side for the PSL outfit.

"Remember we agreed that we will honour our fixtures in the ABC League with a development side because we need to identify talent there,” he continued.

"You must also remember that the Moroka Swallows of Leon Prins left us with a lot of credit, so we must make sure that we start in good way. When we play on August 23, we will use the name Swallows FC.

"We will be busy sorting out all the problems, so that we don't transfer them up here. So when everything is sorted out there, we can then reclaim the name, but now we are moving ahead with Swallows FC."

Lesufi also confirmed that the club will use Dobsonville Stadium as their venue and Ellis Park Stadium as an alternative.

"The home of Swallows is Dobsonville and when we play bigger teams, we are proposing to use Ellis Park Stadium."