One of the oldest South African football clubs, Moroka Swallows, are back in the PSL with immediate effect.
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The name Moroka Swallows had not been in used since the club was relegated in the 2014-15 season under the leadership of Leon Prins.
And when Panyaza Lesufi and David Mogashoa revived the club through a status purchase in the National First Division (NFD), they named the club Swallows FC.
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MOROKA SWALLOWS VS SWALLOWS FC: THE BACKGROUND
Lesufi and Mogashoa couldn’t use the Moroka Swallows name because of the issue involving Igor Alves who played for the Soweto outfit in 2008.
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Alves was signed and later released by Moroka Swallows, and the club owed him money which they didn’t have at the time.
He then took Moroka Swallows to FIFA who ruled in his favour and ordered that he bee paid in full or face sanctions.
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That didn’t happen, and when Lesufi and Mogashoa took over, they were unable to the name Moroka Swallows as the move would have come with costs and sanctions.
However, they worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that Alves is paid his money so that the club can go back to being Moroka Swallows.
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And it appease the matter has been put to rest now that Moroka Swallows is back in the PSL, meaning there will no longer be Swallows FC.
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