The Moroka Swallows shocked everyone with their unexpected wins that propelled the once-great team back into the PSL. They have faced some hard years, but once, they were the best club in South Africa. Read about the new Moroka Swallows owner and find out facts about the club.
Who owns Moroka Swallows football club? David Mogashoa is the businessman behind this success story. The Soweto giants have a complicated story, and its majestic rise all begins with this man, his team of professionals, and the change in the Moroka Swallows log. Get to know the story behind the man and the history of this club, which has seen better days.
Who is the owner of Moroka Swallows FC? What is David Mogashoa's story? He has a classic rags to riches story. He worked hard from a young age to make sure a life of poverty was behind him.
He was born in Newcastle, Kwa-Zulu Natal. His family moved to Kgwara Village in Limpopo when he was three. After he matriculated in 1996, Mogashoa went to Jo'burg to join his mother, who was a domestic worker at the time and could not afford to pay for his university fee.
He looked for odd jobs, and by a stroke of nothing but good luck, he ended up being employed by Foschini. In just 6 months, he got a promotion. This hard work and grit defined the rest of his career, like in 1999, he started work at Imperial. By 2009, he rose the ranks so much; he was a dealer principal.
He gave up all of this in 2009 to start his own business and go solo, working from home. This was extremely difficult, and it reached a point in the entrepreneur's life that he almost quit and went back into employment.
His business specialises in tyre fitness and related services. He then switched focus to corporate trucking companies. His business has grown to become an innovative fitment service that supplies parts to the heavy-duty vehicle market. Currently, David Mogashoa wife and he have been spending a lot of time at home during the pandemic.
Moroka Swallows fall from grace
This Soweto giants team is one of the two significant teams from Soweto, the other being the Orlando Pirates. The Swallows were formed in 1947 and dominated the soccer world in South Africa in the '50s and '60s, winning their most outstanding achievement ever in this time., the South African league title in 1965.
They were one of the most revered teams in South Africa until relegation in the 2014/2015 season. Until this season, they had played every season of the Premier Soccer League. Their rise was built on decades of consistent great gameplay, and their legacy was toppled in just one season.
David Mogashoa's revival of the team
The return of the team to its former glory was a goring task. It required the purchase of two clubs in two separate leagues, liquidation of the initial team to pay back debtors, buying of intellectual property, and taking several risks to return the club to the top.
Mogashoa, Gauteng education MEC Lesufi, and many others worked hand in hand to make the teamwork. Soon after, they were competing in the National First Division, but on 30th August 2020, they were promoted to the ABSA Premier Soccer League.
Moroka Swallows players
Some of the players include:
- Lutho Mbanjwa
- Lebohang Mokoena
- Sanele Tshabalala
- Vusumuzi Ntikinga
- Lehlohonolo Mahlatsi
- Malose Matlola
- Ankie Khambule
- Phehello Mokoena
- Jabulani Mlambo
- Thapelo Tshilo
- Givemore Khupe
- Elliot Seema
- Sipho Sibiya
Moroka Swallows coach
Who is the coach of Moroka Swallows? In September 2019, the team announced their new coach, Brandon Truter. He will be the one guiding the team back to the PSL and ensuring the Moroka Swallows results soar. Their coach is the ex-coach of the 3rd placed GladAfrica Championship Team, Richards Bay FC.
He works hand-in-hand with the Moroka Swallows captain Lebohang 'Cheeseboy' Mokoena to help the team succeed.
Moroka Swallows news
In April, one of the Moroka Swallows sponsors, IN2IT Technologies were involved in allegations relating to a government tender. Their partners were said to have been involved in the issuance of an illegal tender.
The Moroka Swallows breaking news today is how the team managed to beat Ajax Cape Town, securing a spot in the PSL. So they made it into the PSL, but will they be able to maintain their position?
On the final day of the Glad Africa Championship, the match was Moroka Swallows vs TTM. Their win over the Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila put them back in the top flight of the PSL.
Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Moroka Swallows. See when the club was formed. You will also get to know what league they are in.
In which league is Moroka Swallows?
Initially, the club was in the National First Division. They recently made a comeback. The team is also in the South African Premier Division.
When was Moroka Swallows formed?
The prestigious team was formed in the '40s. The founders were three men brought together by their love for soccer. It is one of the two original Soweto born teams.
The Moroka Swallows have handled every curveball thrown their way for more than 70 years. The team is making a comeback, and are stronger than ever, thanks to the new management and coaches.
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