Moroka Swallows coach Igesund: Prins plays a vital role

The trainer of the Birds has given credit to the South African top flight club's MD for all the important work he does
Moroka Swallows coach Gordon Igesund says the club's Managing Director Leon Prins has played a pivotal role in terms of managing the team behind the scenes.

Igesund says the resurgence of the Dube Birds could be attributed to the professional manner in which Prins has been running the team.

"Leon Prins has done a brilliant job and he is not getting the credit he deserves," Igesund told

"He's done a magnificent job and he has dug deep into his pockets; he brought me David Mathebula, he brought me Joseph Makhanya and he got me all the players I wanted. I got every player I wanted," he reiterated.

It's been two years since the death of Swallows boss Dieter Bock, regarded as one of Germany's wealthiest men and it was thought his absence would plunge Swallows into an uncertain future but reading between the lines of what Igesund has to say, Prins has steered the ship magnificently.

"This club is run very professionally; the players are paid on time and everything is a 100 per cent. We have a very happy ship and everything is perfect," Igesund concluded.

Swallows are currently third on the PSL log standings, which is a massive improvement to last season's 13th place finish.