Swallows confirm the return of Truter


DStv Premiership side Swallows have confirmed the return of head coach Brandon Truter from his ‘special leave’.

Truter has been on leave for the past two weeks and missed the club’s three matches. Assistant coach Simo Dlala was in charge when they drew 0-0 with Cape Town City, the 4-0 defeat in the MTN 8 semifinal by the same opponents as well as the 3-0 defeat by Mamelodi Sundowns.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the club did not rule out changes in the technical team set up if the poor run continues.

“Late yesterday afternoon, the management of the club held an emergency meeting with coach Brandon Truter. This followed his two-week (or three matches) leave,” the club explained.

“Swallows FC wants to reiterate that the leave was mutually agreed upon following unsatisfactory developments within the team. It’s common knowledge that assistant Simo Dladla was mandated to carry the mandate of running the team.

“Coach Truter has now returned from leave and will be in charge of the team from now on. We would like to wish him and the team well. Assistant coach Simo Dladla will continue in his role while performance analyst, Mr. Kamal Sait will remain suspended pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing,” the club revealed.

“The board of the team is not happy with the current performances of the team and it can’t rule out drastic changes if the situation persists.”

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By Ofhani Munyai