Newly appointed Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques says he is looking forward to the challenge of leading the club into a new era after taking over from Gordon Igesund.
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Marques acted as assistant coach to Igesund during the latter’s reign at the club and says he does not foresee any drastic changes in the playing style or staff at the club.
“Gordon had a very similar outlook last season and we shared ideas about how the team should play, that was brought out in the type of players we signed, guys like David Mathebula and Joseph Makhanya,” Marques says.
“We were always bouncing ideas between us and I had quite a bit of input. We shared the same vision and my vision for the team now has not changed much.”
“I know exactly what the challenges will be for us, I know there will be raised expectations, but the players realise that too and their ambitions are the same as mine, to go out there and win trophies.”
Marques says he has no plans to sideline by of his experiences stars, though some of them such as Macbeth Sibaya and James Mayinga will be in the mid-30s come the end of the season.
“I have always been a firm believer in the value of having experienced players in your squad and what they bring in terms of leadership and guidance. People think a coach can just come in and wave a magic wand and ‘voila’, thing happen.
“I know that is not the case, we are dealing with people here and team dynamics is one of my strengths. We have a great group of players and the mix of young and more experienced guys is a big part of our success.”