Kerr’s future in limbo as Birds boss opens up

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It’s still unclear whether Dylan Kerr will be retained, or not, by Swallows after the post-season assessment.Photo by BackpagePix
It’s still unclear whether Dylan Kerr will be retained, or not, by Swallows after the post-season assessment.Photo by BackpagePix

SWALLOWS FC chairman, David Mogashoa, has assured the club’s fans that the relegation nightmare, from which they managed to wake up, is now a thing of the past.

Swallows retained their PSL status via the PSL relegation/promotion play-offs having finished second bottom in the DStv Premiership on 26 points from 30 matches.

They were a point ahead of bottom club Baroka FC who were automatically relegated to the GladAfrica Championship.

“We need to make sure Swallows doesn’t find themselves in the play-offs (again), or anywhere near the relegation zone. It is important,” Mogashoa explained.

“If that were to happen, then I would have failed Maswaiswai.”

Mogashoa admitted that he is yet to decide whether they will retain the services of coach Dylan Kerr or not for the coming 2022-23 Premiership season.

He revealed they are still assessing his performance from the past season before they make a final decision.

Explained Mogashoa: “As far as the coaching goes, DK’s (Kerr) contract ends end of June. We are busy with an overall assessment. DK had 18 games to finish in a respectable position.

“It’s not like he came when we had three games remaining. All those things will be taken into account as to whether we renew his contract or replace him.”

Mogashoa said wingback Dillon Solomons’s departure, midfielders Kamohelo Mahlatsi and Lehlogonolo George Matlou who joined Kaizer Chiefs on Monday won’t affect his club’s progress next season.

He said they have enough quality players to plug in the gap left by the trio to ensure the club finish next season in a respectable position.

“We had 38 players (last season) and the trio’s departure doesn’t affect us much,” he added.

“Remember, we had to answer the same questions last season when Kgaogelo Sekgota left and his departure gave space for Mahlatsi and Solomons to shine.

“We have more players who can fill the gap and have more who are interested to join Swallows FC and play in similar positions.”

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