The list of players who have been released by Moroka Swallows FC management has been revealed.
Moroka Swallows have dismissed 22 players who went on strike due to unpaid salaries and caused the team to lose six points in December, as first reported by Robert Marawa on VumaFM.
Swallows has been in the news lately for mostly off-the-field issues. The Dube Birds didn’t play their last two DStv Premiership matches in December after players went on strike due to unpaid salaries, and they have already been punished by the PSL DC for this matter.
They were fined R1 million, with R600,000 suspended, while games were rated as walk-overs and their opponents Mamelodi Sundowns Golden Arrows received three points and 3-0 wins.
On Friday, Marawa confirmed the news, stating the club were addressing the disciplinary issue, after all the players had appeared before an internal DC.
Marawa named all the dismissed players on his show, and iDiski Times has also seen a list with the following names on it:
In other news, after Khama Billiat being spotted training with Supersport United this week, the official confirmation and update has been finally made regarding his future.
Supersport United captain, Bhasera, who played with Billiat in the national team including the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2019, said any club in the world would grab the opportunity to sign a player of Billiat’s quality.
Billiat left Kaizer Chiefs at the end of last season under a cloud, as the Soweto giants confirmed thet were waiting for him to come back on the offer they tabled to him after they started the pre-season for 2023/24.
It was about negotiating a new contract as his previous deal with Amakhosi had expired, but the numbers given to Billiat appeared to be not satisfy him, so he decided to go home and spend the first round of the season club-less.
He has now started training with Gavin Hunt’s side, who are short on numbers in attack, as they are involved in the CAF inter-club competition – the Confederations Cup as well as the league and Nedbank Cup.
“He was there at training [on Thursday] and that is what I can give you,” said Bhasera after the Nedbank Cup Round of 32 draw, where they were paired against Cape Town City in the first round.
“But I don’t know anything else, but he is keeping fit. I spoke to him; I think before we even got close, he wanted to keep fit. Of course, you don’t expect him to be the Khama he was because he has been a bit rusty, he has been sitting at home.
“But I think any club in the world now would love to have the quality of Khama, so I don’t know what is going to happen. We put our fingers crossed so that, if anything happens, will happen to us, he will join us.
“But right now, I don’t know. Khama is just training with us, keeping fit.”
Billiat is one of the best foreign players to have played in South Africa, claiming the PSL Footballer of the Year in the 2015/16 season with Mamelodi Sundowns.
As he was untouchable in 2016, he helped Sundowns win the CAF Champions League, scoring a vital goal in the first leg of the semi-final against ZESCO United away before the Tshwane giants finished the job in South Africa to reach the final.
He won three league titles with Sundowns, the Nedbank Cup, a Telkom Knockout, and the CAF Super Cup.