The ‘Dube Birds’ have found their form thanks to coach Gordon Igesund and the few respectable experienced players who were acquired last season when the team was battling relegation.
The Soweto side often regarded as PSL also-rans have had a dramatic rise to the top and are among the most consistent teams in the league today.
The Birds could be safely installed among the early favourites to win the league trophy at the end of this season but that remains to be seen whether they can stand the test of time.
“I am happy with the performance of my boys,” said Igesund. “I just find it difficult to single out any of my players. We look forward to our clash against Celtic who have a bunch of talented players.”
Veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvethe and David Mathebula, amongst others will give Celtic defenders pounding-headache and no room to breath. Nomvethe, has thus fare converted six goals, making him one of top scorers in the league so far.
Clinton Larsen, Celtic head-coach said he has an idea of what they could be up against.
“It’s going to be difficult to beat Swallows at home, but we look forward to the challenge,” said Larsen.
The visitors will miss the services of utility player Buhle Mkhwanazi, who was called up for national duty by the Under-23 team.
Swallows is lying third on the log and Celtic seven, respectively.
My gut feelings tell Swallows will come out victorious!
Other PSL fixtures this week:
Ajax vs Supersport,(Cape Town), Free State Stars vs Platinum Stars (Goble Park), Cosmos vs Arrows(Sinaba Stadium), Wits vs Pirates (Mbombela Stadium-game of the week), Chiefs vs Santos (Peter Mokaba Stadium), Amazulu vs Leopards (Moses Mabhida), Sundowns vs Maritzburg (Loftus).