Musa Nyatama thrilled with Swallows fight as they hit magic 32-point mark

Musa Nyatama thrilled with Swallows fight as they hit magic 32-point mark

Moroka Swallows coach Musa Nyatama was pleased with his side’s fighting spirit in the victory over Stellenbosch FC to hit the magic 32-point mark.

The Dube Birds managed a somewhat surprise 2-0 win over Steve Barker’s in-form side, denting their hopes of a CAF Champions League spot – but boosting their own chances of surviving relegation from the DStv Premiership.

Nyatama reflected on what was only their eighth win in 28 games.  

"A very difficult match against Stellies, Stellenbosch who are on a good run in the league but yeah, we had to gun for the results today. You could see that they were really coming at us but we had to absorb the pressure and also catch them on the counter but overall performance, I'm happy for the players," Nyatama said.

Nyatama spoke more on his game plan against a Stellies outfit that came into the fixture looking to hold on to second place.

"We had to stick to the plan in terms of sitting back a little bit. We all know that they've got a good front four with Rayners [Iqraam], Van Wyk [Antonio], Titus [Devin] as well as on the other side Oura [Anicet], so we told the centreback or the defense to say, can you sit a little bit, do not attack more, rest defense, it was very important for us to sit," Nyatama added.

The 32 points Swallows have collected could be enough to retain their topflight status, but Nyatama wasn’t getting ahead of himself just yet.

"We needed the points to keep that gap between us and Richards Bay as well as Royal AM. So, we're happy but let's see how far we can go in the last two matches."