Swallows financial woes continue as the club is reported to have outstanding salaries owed to both the club officials and players. An insider said that the club, despite recently having their ban lifted, may find themselves in trouble again.
Rumour has it that they still owe Ghanaian born forward Daniel Gozar after releasing him. The former Maswaiswai player signed for Swallows FC in September 2020 alongside now assistant coach at the club Musa Nyatama, current Royal AM striker Ruzaigh Gamildien and Moeketsi Makhanya, formerly of JDR Stars.
Daniel Gozar joined the Dube Birds after being on the books of Free State Stars where he shone brightly and was a consistent goal scorer, with 12 goals and 6 assists in 23 matches for Free State Stars in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.
Gozar then had his contract terminated and is believed to have sought legal intervention. The Ghanaian still had a year and half of his contract to go when new coach Ernst Middendorp made the decision that he was surplus to requirements.
According to sources the Swallows hierarchy also are selective in who they pay from month to month. Some of the fringe players have apparently had salary issues, dating back to December. Ironically Swallows FC CEO Sipho Xulu, who is among those don’t receive a regular salary.
But life is better for players that are regulars and as well as the head coach Ernst Middendorp who also received a new courtesy car to travel to training and home games.
A Swallows FC high ranking club official was contacted but he refused to confirm or deny.
“I can’t confirm or deny but I can’t comment…regardless I can’t comment,” a high-ranking club official told ThisIsFootball.Africa. A very strange response to a question that should have received a very simple and clear answer if all was well in the Birds camp from a financial point of view.