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Etafia to reach 300 mark

Moroka Swallows goalkeeper Greg Etafia will reach the personal milestone of 300 games for one club this weekend

Posted: 13 December 2012 Time: 6:36 am

Moroka Swallows goalkeeper Greg Etafia will become only the second player still active in the Premiership to reach the milestone of 300 games for one club this weekend.

Etafia is sitting on 299 starts for the Dube Birds and if he takes to the field against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday he will join Bidvest Wits midfield workhorse Tinashe Nengomasha in having played 300 games for one club.

Nengomasha piled up 311 games at Kaizer Chiefs before moving on to Wits at the beginning of this season.

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Etafia has been at Swallows since 2002 after arriving from Plateau United in his homeland of Nigeria as a teenager.

The 30-year-old has given Swallows a solid decade’s service, winning three trophies along the way: the 2004 Absa Cup, 2009 Nedbank Cup and the 2012 MTN8 Cup.

So consistent has Etafia been between the posts that he has been the regular first choice for almost all the years he has been at the club.

Of the 10 and a half seasons that he has spent at Swallows, since he joined in August, 2002, Etafia has played 299 out of 380 official games; an average of 29 games every season.

Just last season Etafia was an ever-present for The Birds, playing every minute of all 33 League and Cup games that the club played.

Besides Etafia, Nengomasha and Brett Evans (Ajax Cape Town), who is currently without a club, the other players with 300 plus games at one club have retired.

That list includes Thabo Mooki, Doctor Khumalo and Brian Baloyi (all Kaizer Chiefs), Peter Gordon (Wits), Willem Vries (Celtic), Daniel Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Andries Mpondo (Swallows), Edries Burton (Santos) and Williams Okpara (Orlando Pirates), among others.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

Super Green
posted: 06:42 am
Well done great achievement....and you come across as a nice guy.
silago77
posted: 07:11 am
well done but i think you have cost COWllows many times
OUPAS
posted: 07:22 am
AS LONG AS THEY PLAY NAGHAZI AS CENTRAL DEFENCE THEY WILL LOSE.
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 07:24 am
While Lucky Lekgwathi is achieving 350th game tomorrow...congrats are in order 'Phinda Mzala', my elkapitano.

By the way, we are stil awaiting the testimonial/farewell match for Thabo Mooki. Is it going to be the case of the ever promised stadium like Nou Camp in Krugersdorp?
SDO-WAALIKHOOSI
posted: 07:36 am
DID u know; Orlando pirates spent 34 years(1937-1971) without winning a trophy. If you dont believe me here is your proof.

Orlando Pirates

Nickname: The Buccaneers
Formed: 1937
Major honours: League titles: 9 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012); Top Eight Cup titles: 9 (1972, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2010, 2011); League Cup titles: 1 (2011); National Cup titles: 7 (1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2011); Other cup titles: 6 (1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1992); 1995 African Champions Cup; 1996 African Super Cup.
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2012/13 season results)

This team is the joke sis 34 years without a trophy sis this disgusting. FACT; KAIZER CHIEFS is THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAM IN MZANSI. Rise khosi rise
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 07:37 am
Tolly.ba.Thathe

posted: 07:24 am | Report

While Lucky Lekgwathi is achieving 350th game tomorrow...congrats are in order 'Phinda Mzala', my elkapitano.

By the way, we are stil awaiting the testimonial/farewell match for Thabo Mooki. Is it going to be the case of the ever promised stadium like Nou Camp in Krugersdorp?

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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lmfao ts ts ts ts ts ts ts eish hahahahahahaha
FantastiK
posted: 07:43 am
How many goals did He conceded?
Sukzin
posted: 07:44 am
@ Fillaz
By the way, we are stil awaiting the testimonial/farewell match for Thabo Mooki. Is it going to be the case of the ever promised stadium like Nou Camp in Krugersdorp?
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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha Nou Camp in Krugersdorp.
Sukzin
posted: 07:44 am
@ Fillaz
By the way, we are stil awaiting the testimonial/farewell match for Thabo Mooki. Is it going to be the case of the ever promised stadium like Nou Camp in Krugersdorp?
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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha Nou Camp in Krugersdorp.
NYASHA MUSHEKWI IS A BUCCANEER
posted: 07:46 am
@SDO-WASEB*NO

O sb*no I wonder where did you learn your english, it is written there "MAJOR HONOURS" that shows you there are still some trophies that are not counted my son.
in your right mind functioning mind if you have one do you a team of this calibre would that many years without a trophy?
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 07:50 am
He must have sum really strong muti if he has stayed that long @ Swallows, but nyc committment shown, he loves the club nd congrats for reaching dat milestone, coz nowadays its rare to c players being loyal to one club 4 dat long nd still keep perfoming @ top level for that long..

Hopefully players lyk Zvasiya dnt get the muti u r using, we need dat player gone, dnt gv him those numbers!!!
gotze p2
posted: 08:00 am
well done craig
silago77
posted: 08:04 am
nengomasha = 300 games, 2 goals
silago77
posted: 08:05 am
300+ games
Nipsy
posted: 08:11 am
@SDO-WAALIKHOOSI

hehehehehehe. Tell these Hobbos. 10 years is not their longest period of drought. While the Phefeni boys are celebrating 40 years of success, they have 44 years (34+10) of failing.
Nhleto
posted: 08:34 am
SDO-WAALIKHOOSI

posted: 07:36 am | Report

DID u know; Orlando pirates spent 34 years(1937-1971) without winning a trophy. If you dont believe me here is your proof.

Orlando Pirates

Nickname: The Buccaneers
Formed: 1937
Major honours: League titles: 9 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012); Top Eight Cup titles: 9 (1972, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2010, 2011); League Cup titles: 1 (2011); National Cup titles: 7 (1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2011); Other cup titles: 6 (1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1992); 1995 African Champions Cup; 1996 African Super Cup.
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2012/13 season results)

This team is the joke sis 34 years without a trophy sis this disgusting. FACT; KAIZER CHIEFS is THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAM IN MZANSI. Rise khosi rise DID u know; Orlando pirates spent 34 years(1937-1971) without winning a trophy. If you dont believe me here is your proof.
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Wena Sdodo what does that come from, here they are talking about Ethafia not Pirates or Zebra, please read the news and follow what they are saying Boss. wa Bora mani.
Bakaniya For Life
posted: 08:36 am
Well done, baba you are very committed and loyal to your team. Let's hope younger players will learn from you.
Bakaniya For Life
posted: 08:38 am
@SDO-WAALIKHOOSI

You are a morron!
Bakaniya For Life
posted: 08:45 am
@ SDO-WAALIKHOOSI and @Nipsy

you forgot to mention that the Bucs are the only South African team to have that all important African star!!!!

Go ahead and enjoy 40 years of local success while we take it out of the SA shore....

Bhakaniya for Life
Nipsy
posted: 08:57 am
Vuku Vuku Le Champione des Bucselona Acer
posted: 08:26 am | Report
@NIPSEY-NIPLES

U KNOW FOR A FACT U POSTING SH*T BOY, PIRATES IS UR OBSESSION.
SUCK BOBY'S D*CK N CHOKE ON A NUTT.
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Insults won't help your team to erase a bad history. 44 years of failing sis maan your team is a disgust.
SDO-WAALIKHOOSI is talking about facts.
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