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De Sa Ready For Return To Swallows

 Cape United Head Coach Roger De Sa says he hopes his team can gain some good experience in today’s Nedbank Cup game against Swallows.

It will be a bit of a homecoming at Dobsonville Stadium for De Sa, who was a player and coach of the old Moroka Swallows.

De Sa is currently leading Cape (Umoya) United, after returning to the bench at the club this season. He last led the team when they first relocated to Cape Town, after buying the Platinum Stars franchise, though handed over the reigns to Dominic Isaacs. Maahier Davids also had a brief spell in charge last season.

De Sa says he has been pleasantly surprised by how Swallows have adapted to the DStv Premiership after their promotion last season, and thinks their achievements has been great for the game.

“Obviously a top team, I mean, they’re really doing well, and playing nice football, you know, we’re going away from home, it’s going to be hopefully something to add to our experience and hopefully we can gain from it,” De Sa tells iDiski Times.

Has De Sa been a little surprised by Swallows’ performance in the top flight?

“I have been nicely surprised by their performance in the Premiership, most teams get promoted and the following season is a survival season. And they’re not, they’re actually becoming challengers, which is good to see. Same coach, similar players, nice football, good attacking football and all that.” 

“So good to see that. I think it’s great for the game.”

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.