Swallows coach Brandon Truter says his team will remain focused after being recognised for their good early season form.
Truter was named Coach of the 'Month' for October and November after steering his side to the summit of the Dstv Premiership standings at times this season.
They currently occupy second place behind Mamelodi Sundowns, on 12 points, with three wins, three draws and no losses in their opening six league games.
A number of coaches have previously won the award and subsequently seen their form crumble, but Truter is acutely aware of the pitfalls that await his side in their debut season.
He was reported by the SowetanLIVE to have said: "I got reminded of the curse of the coach of the month shortly after I received the award.
"My phone has not stopped ringing as people are telling me to be careful about experiencing a free-fall after winning this award. But I keep on telling them that I have a plan and would not suffer a similar fate.
"We spoke at length with the boys and agreed that all eyes would be on us from now on. We are mentally strong, and I want to break the curse and go on to win another one and become a hard-to-beat coach."
Up next for the in-form Dube Birds is a trip to face Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium, next Sunday the 12th of December.
"The next game is the most important, and we have to keep our feet on the ground and avoid getting carried away," said the coach.
- TEAMtalk media