Swallows coach Dylan Kerr has admitted they are not yet out of the woods despite a sensational comeback to beat fellow relegation candidates Baroka 3-2 over the weekend.
The win, in which the Dube Birds came from 2-0 behind, saw them leap to 14th place, five points better than the Limpopo side. However, Kerr has called on his charges to continue in the same vein to avoid relegation with four games to go.
“We don’t want to go to NFD; the only way we can do that is to maintain the momentum, make sure we are winning games, and killing the games,” said Kerr.
“We’re not safe yet; we’re not out of the woods. Everybody’s looking over their shoulders; Maritzburg United, Chippa United, Marumo Gallants and Baroka are not out of it yet.”
The former Black Leopards coach is banking on the experience of his players to keep the team in the South African top-flight.
“We need to do better; we never give up; that’s the character the players need to show. On paper, we have a good team and good players. We need to prove it and show it by doing it collectively, then rebuild for next season because Swallows should be in the top six and not the bottom.”
Just below Swallows is TS Galaxy, who are level with them on 26 points from 23 games but have an inferior goal difference.