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Posted: 21 October 2009 Time: 22:11

Moroka Swallows get their second win on the trot against Kaizer Chiefs at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Morgan Shivambu opened the scoring for Swallows on 17 minutes. Reneilwe Letsholonyane leveled matters for Chiefs soon after, before Lungisani Ndlela made it 2-1 in the second half.

This was Chiefs' fifth game at the newly renovated Orlando Stadium this season, and they have yet to register a win.

The pitch is in terrible condition; a worry considering the MTN8 Cup Final between Golden Arrows and Ajax Cape Town will be held there on Saturday.

Swallows started the game well, with Sibusiso Khumalo hitting the post in the eight minute, after a defence splitting pass from his captain Lefa Tsutsulupa.

And the South African Under-20 star turned provider for the Birds' opening goal, when Morgan Shivambu had the easy task of hitting home his cross.

Chiefs fought back with a scorching goal from Reneilwe Letsholonyane in the 26th minute that gave keeper Greg Etafia no chance.

But the Birds' Nigerian keeper came to the rescue a minute later, fisting another powerful Letsholonyane's shot from 25 metres over his crossbar.

Amakhosi went all out at the start of the second half, but left their shooting boots in the dressingroom.

Letsholonyane was put through by Tinashe Nengomasha in the 50th minute and, with only Etafia to beat, blasted his close-range shot over the crossbar.

Then Kaizer Motaung Jnr missed two chances within a minute. The first shot in the 57th minute was well saved by Etafia, but a minute later he missed a sitter.

Then Swallows lanky striker Lungisani Ndlela made it 2-1 when he connected substitute Ryan Botha's cross and volleyed home.

Botha was lucky to get away with a lunging two-footed tackle on defender Tshifiwa Mmbooi in the 66th minute, escaping with a talking to from referee Matthew Dyer.

Nhleko missed the sitter of the game in the 85th minute when he struck the crossbar from less than a metre from the goal-line, after a great cross from Letsholonyane, which about summed up the home team's night.


Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:18 pm
Argh shame the likes of brokefan n sbusiso n da ada chips idiots will be on the players' n coach's case
posted: 10:20 pm
This is not Macufe cup!
posted: 10:21 pm
"Nhleko missed the sitter of the game in the 85th minute" BrokeFan do you still think this cow should be in Bafana? Ama swai-swai
posted: 10:33 pm
Nge speed se parafin!
posted: 10:34 pm
Where are all the Chiefs idiots? Celebrating Pirates loss? Guys come out n tell us you will win the league
posted: 10:40 pm
Erenkeni kuthiwa 'amathi abuyele kwasifuba'.... The spit has spat back into yall wide open mouths, shoo! Great stuff indeed, babulewe abantu!
posted: 10:50 pm
"The next home game will be easy".I wonder what Vlad meant by this.Maybe he meant it will be easy to keep the the score line respectable despite defeat. Like Santana used to do with Bafana.
posted: 10:57 pm
Thats gud!!
posted: 10:59 pm
Shapa khosi shapa. . . Bring on da derby! We gna tear pie rats. . .
posted: 10:59 pm
Brokenfan is in coma.
posted: 11:00 pm
Poor team!
posted: 11:20 pm
Nx! I nearly forgot that the game is, was still live on the one and only yamampela SABC1 ye Chips! Lol! Lol! Lovl! It's half time and @23h15 lol! maybe Sarah B. will save yall again, just watch the former Brazilia... Gud luck baba Mthethwa ne Sabc neywengu zenu for the 3rd half! Lol! x100!
posted: 11:22 pm
As a swalows suporter,was nt suprised at ol wth the result.chiefs and their fan mst undstnd tht u dnt win games on paper and past.if we wer 2 go the routine of past.sum shud've knwn tht we dd had a chance 2 eager chiefs acordin 2 last season.we r fly hgh slowly bt surely.
posted: 11:39 pm
I hope Chiefs and Pirates will not show us this type of pathetic display nxah. I hope these Chiefs fans focus in their teams leaky defence whch did again expose Arthur Bartman and dis time around they were aint lucky. Please guys (Chiefs fans) just focus on your team and stop being busy talkin about Sundowns
posted: 11:55 pm
Thats Chiefs 4 u, they will win one game and their supporters and the media will say they have turned the corner, Hahaha!
posted: 11:57 pm
why is VV not playing Musona fltM THT BOY IS HOT....
posted: 12:03 am
Zadliwa lezinja. Sunflops wara wara.
posted: 12:10 am
I was suprised by kaizer champies fans 4 celebrating SSU victory,do you think they will atleast give you one point,BIG NO,shapa birds shapa
posted: 01:20 am
zichazekile izilima as if theyl neva lose their next game, sunflops alwayz disappoint with their star-studed side lyk real madrids, so ther less they say shit the betta, khosi 4 life
posted: 01:44 am
Andile my broer as Khosi fans we mus jus forget bout winning da league as long as we play the old fashion offside trap bcos every coach can c dat KC is playing offside trap n dey capitalize on that by playing every ball dey get behind our defense n the COACH continues playing dat even tho he can clearly c this is not working 4 KC bcos we have very slow defenders n its costing us lots of games bcos since we started using it we've been conceding lots of goals...>
I don even wanna tok about da cow of dem all Mooi or is it mbooi, I wonder wat the fuss was all about ka dis guy....ke kgomo ntho e maan dat is y Jomo was fighting for him, he belongs to cosmos not to a team like KC.

Dladla ke pedestrian, I wonder y mus he start da game, I think Yende plays far better than this guy
I think Mr Motaung killed us ka the so called european coach with Uefa license but still play offside trap, it has been about ten yrs if not more since i've seen a team play offside trap b4 dis guy came 2 coach our team
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