Igesund still hopeful Birds will win title

2012-05-09 10:12

Moroka Swallows coach Gordon Igesund still believes that his side has a chance of snatching the Absa Premiership title from under the nose of Orlando Pirates.

Swallows trail log leaders Pirates by two points going into the penultimate of the fixtures on Saturday. But Igesund, who has won four league titles with four different teams – Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos and Mamelodi Sundowns – said he was still optimistic of causing an upset.

He said his players had done enough this season to win something.

“If there’s anyone deserving the title this season it is these players. This league is meant for us and we will fight till the end,” said Igesund.

He said he was not worried about what Pirates do in their game against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday and his focus was on his side.

“All we need to do is to win our remaining fixtures and hope they slip up,” said Igesund. “We are not taking anything for granted and believe anything can happen.”

Swallows take on Platinum Stars at Dobsonville on Saturday while Pirates welcome Celtic at Orlando Stadium at the same time.

Igesund is well aware that failure to collect maximum points against Stars might give Pirates the title, if Sundowns also fail to get three points against SuperSport United.

If the three teams – Sundowns, Pirates and Swallows – get the desired results, the title will be decided on the last day next weekend.

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