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Swallows FC Chairperson David Mogashoa Alleges Foul Play in Voting for Carling Black Label Cup Teams
- Swallows FC chairperson David Mogashoa is unhappy that his team will not be participating in this year's Carling Black Label Cup
- The Birds finished in fifth place according to the final tally of voting by fans
- Mogashoa believes that the voting process was flawed and manipulated after Swallows were overtaken by Amazulu
Swallows FC chairperson David Mogashoa smells a rat.
Mogashoa believes that his team was stiffed out of participating in the Carling Black Label Cup. Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Amazulu are in the extravaganza that will take place at Soccer City Stadium on 12 November.
According to the Daily Sun, Mogashoa said in a rant:
"I saw it coming. Someone (from Amazulu) kept posting (on Twitter) how they got the leaderboard. How do we know it's legal. You can't go all out just to see the results. The last two leaderboards posted Amazulu having 9 336 votes ahead of Chiefs, the most popular club in the country who had 2 760 votes. Hayikhona! [It can't be].
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"Pirates had 2 038 votes, Sundowns 933 votes. I could see the voting pattern as I watching them daily. They didn't want all Gauteng teams and the only way to do so was to remove Swallows."
Swallows was fifth in the voting, 32 571 votes behind Amazulu with 112 258.
Swallows FC president Panyaza Lesufi resigns after election as ANC Gauteng provincial chairperson
In shocking but ultimately unsurprising news, Panyaza Lesufi has resigned as the president of Swallows FC.
As reported by Sports Brief, Lesufi, Gauteng's MEC for education since 2014, was elected as the chairperson of the province's ANC branch in July.
Stepping down will allow him to concentrate on these two high offices without being distracted by the responsibilities at the club. Lesufi joined a consortium of passionate Moroka Swallows fans that acquired the status of Maccabi FC in the National First Division back in 2019. They then renamed the club Swallows FC.