Swallows under pressure to make coaching appointment

Musa Nyatama's run as caretaker coach at Swallows will not last long
Musa Nyatama's run as caretaker coach at Swallows will not last long
Lefty Shivambu

DStv Premiership basement club Swallows FC are under pressure to appoint a new technical team as the club languish in the bottom half of the standings under inexperienced caretaker coach Musa Nyatama.

Swallows suffered their third defeat in a row this season when they went down to Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday relegated them to the bottom of the standings with plenty reasons to worry.

Nyatama's side clinched a draw against TS Galaxy as the club desperately seek to turn their early struggles around.

From ten games, The Birds have already lost five and appear set for another season of struggles.

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Whispers have suggested that Lehlohonolo Seema is keen on the job and took interest in proceedings watching from the stands at the Dobsonville Stadium.

Seema was sacked by Golden Arrows in April and has been without a job since then.

Lehlohonolo Seema through his time as coach of Gol

What makes him favourable to Swallows is that his earnings would fit into the club’s budget and has the experience of having previously been involved with struggling clubs of a similar profile.

For Swallows, despite a decent scoring return of 10 goals their case has been made worse by the fact that they have conceded 16 goals, the most in the league, with their goalkeeping department an evident area of concern. 

Nyatama is certain that he will not hold the job for long.

"I had to step in to take the responsibility as the team is still looking but I must take that responsibility,” Nyatama said.

"I need to take responsibility even though I’m inexperienced just to try and push the guys and help them out in terms of how they play, structure, and convert goals because we have been lacking in that department, especially in scoring.

"We are also conceding a lot of goals so I will have to help the guys so that we can be able to shut the back door. 

"I will take one game at a time for now just to help the team focus and come out of the situation which we are in.

"The players are responding well, and I appreciate the respect that I’m getting from them.

"They are a bunch of good players who I believe will come out of this situation.

"We just need to win our games.

"We are playing again on Saturday and need to get those three points to be in eleventh or twelfth position.

"That is all we need," says Nyatama.

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