/ 18 March 2008

Birds wary ahead of match against Warriors

Moroka Swallows coach Ian Gorowa says his team will not take their Nedbank Cup last-32 clash against National First Division (NFD) side the African Warriors lightly. The two clubs meet on Wednesday after their game was postponed due to rain on Saturday.

”After what happened to Wits and Thanda Royal, we’re definitely not going to take this game easy,” Gorowa said.

Bidvest Wits and Thanda Royal Zulu were both ousted from the Nedbank Cup by NFD teams and Gorowa does not want his team to be the next to fall.

”It’s difficult playing against a side you know nothing about. We’ve got some information, but what matters is how we perform on the day. So we’ll be going all out in this match.”

The Warriors play in Qwa-Qwa, a 10-hour drive from Johannesburg. Gorowa admitted that the travelling is tiring.

”I’m not upset about the rain or the game being called off, but the travelling is a bit much. And when we’re done with this match, we head back to Jo’burg and then prepare to face Cosmos. So the travelling is my only gripe.

”But this comes with the territory and, like I said, we are focused on beating Warriors so we can advance to the next round.”

The Birds take on the Warriors at the Charles Mopeli Stadium and kick-off is scheduled for 8pm. — Sapa