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Sad news for Swallows fans: Brandon Truter has been suspended with immediate effect

The club has been performing very poor so far as they have been dropping points frequently leading to them dropping down the league table.

Swallows FC coach Brandon Truter and the entire technical team have been warned not to appear for work after Sunday's 3-1 loss to Kaizer Chiefs.

The Birds had similarly struggled for results in the second half of previous season, winning only two of their 32 league games since then.

Swallows released the following statement on Twitter a few hours after losing 3-1 against Amakhosi thanks to a Khama Billiat brace and a Keagan Dolly goal:

"Swallows FC's management met with the coaching staff in an emergency meeting this evening.

"Management was even more certain that something severe needed to happen following hearing a report from the Coaching staff.

"With the squad languishing at the end of the DStv Premiership, management has decided that the entire coaching staff will not report for duty immediately.

"A temporary solution will be revealed shortly.

"We've taken note of the issues expressed by our backers. Please continue to support the squad despite the terrible performance."

Swallows' return to the Premier League was their second after a five-year exile during which they had slid to the Third Division.

Truter was instrumental in the Birds' promotion to the PSL when they won the First Division title in the 2019/20 season.

Last season, they finished in a respectable sixth place, despite the fact that most of their finest results came in the early months of the season, after which their form began to wane — in the end, Swallows drew 20 of their 30 matches.

Its success came at a cost, as three of their top players were sold to Kaizer Chiefs: Njabulo Ngcobo, Kgaogelo Sekgota, and Sifiso Hlanti.

With striker Ruzaigh Gamildien unable to recreate his scoring form from previous season, they have only scored three goals in 12 games while surrendering 13.

The Birds' next encounter is on December 4 at home versus Maritzburg United.

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