Marques — I Was Bitten By The Snake
Former Swallows FC coach Zeca Marques has revealed why he left the Soweto giants.
Zeca was shown the door at the club in 2019 when the team was plying its trade in the GladAfrica Championship, after only five games in-charge .
Marques is now back in the PSL, coaching Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in the second division after he took a long break from football.
“The last club I left everything was wrong, the last club I left was Swallows, when they bought
Maccabi, I should have left straightway,” he told iDiski Times recently.
“My mentality, I thought I could change the world, I thought if I stayed on I could help Swallows because it is a club of my passion, and I was wrong, I was wrong, I don’t regret it, but I was wrong.
“I was wrong because the dynamics changed overnight for the club. There are a lot of good people at Swallows who mean exceptionally
well, and you can see it through what they have done at the club.
The Portuguese manager had insisted that his former side is a good team, but there are few people who he referred them as “Snakes” which is the reason he left.
“They have taken this club, and they have transformed this club, and I think the club is on the right track. But you always get one or two people in a club, if I can use this word, are snakes, and I was bitten by the snake, unfortunately.
“I knew who the snake was, okay, but I thought maybe let me see if things will change, but it didn’t. It didn’t, and the results weren’t there, the team had been playing in the ABC Motsepe league, there were a lot of things.
“That’s why I say I should have left, and I didn’t because I wanted to help, to change, and it backfired on me.”