Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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4 Oct 2013
7:00 am

Dube strikers ‘double trouble’

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Zeca Marques describes them as "double trouble" in the Moroka Swallows line-up.

Black Leopards coach Zeca Marques. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

And he is warning University of Pretoria to look out for the combination tomorrow at Dobsonville Stadium in their Telkom Knockout last-16 encounter.

The combination the Portuguese-born coach is referring to is that of Edward Manqele and Siyabonga Nomvethe.

“Yes, that’s how I describe them as I think they have done well on and off the field,” Marques said.

The two strikers have had a phenomenal start to the season for the Dube Birds and, if early-season form is anything to go by, Swallows’ opponents need to nullify the marksmen to overcome Marques’ men.

Manqele is among the early pacesetters in the leading goalscorers’ charts with four goals to his name – almost all of them created by the veteran Nomvethe.

Marques said his team had made it their aim to reach a final of at least one domestic cup this season and that the Telkom Knockout gave them the platform to see that target come to pass.

“Yes, of course, we are playing to reach the final. Winning would be a great bonus for us,” he said.

“There has been some great team spirit and I think the guys will do well tomorrow.”

University of Pretoria have been something of a hoodoo side for Swallows. In the first and second round of PSL games last season, they took four out of six available points from the Soweto club.

“They are very competitive and a very difficult side to beat,” said Marques.

The match starts at 8.15pm.