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Kaizer Chiefs beat Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville

Posted: 17 August 2011 Time: 21:17

Two goals in two minutes from Lehlohonolo Majoro and Josta Dladla saw Kaizer Chiefs beat Moroka Swallows 2-0 at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday night.

A spectacular opening 45 minutes from the Phefeni Glamour Boys saw them cut through the Swallows defence like a hot knife through butter.

Siphiwe Tshabalala was the main destroyer for Chiefs as his exquisite vision and magnificent through balls allowed Majoro to use his pace to get behind the Birds defence.

It was a rather dull opening 20 minutes, but the game was soon sparked into life when ‘Shabba’ slipped a perfect pass through the centre for Majoro to run onto. With only the keeper to beat, the new Chiefs man made no mistake scoring his second goal in as many games.

A minute later and the Amakhosi doubled their lead from a set-piece. Tshabalala whipped in a teasing cross that was flicked on by Tefu Mashamaite and fell into the path of Dladla, who side-footed the ball home from a couple of yards out, also scoring his second goal in as many games.

The problem for Swallows lay in the midfield battle, which was controlled by the stronger and more resilient Chiefs players, as they dictated terms from the heart of the field.

In the 40th minute, only Tshabalala will know how he did not score. Ritchie attacked down the left flank and provided a low cross into the box which was met at the front post by Majoro, who then laid it back to the Bafana Bafana left-winger, but his powerful six-yard shot struck the inside of the woodwork and bounced away from danger.

Two minutes before the break and the Amakhosi squandered another golden chance when Majoro was set through on goal, yet again by a delicate through ball from Tshabalala. Majoro rounded the keeper this time, but skied his shot way over the crossbar.

The second 45 was nowhere near as entertaining as the opening half, and that was as a result of Gordon Igesund’s decision to bring Macbeth Sibaya for David Mathebula, which steadied the Birds midfield to some extent.

But while Swallows looked more stable in the middle of the park, they lacked the bite up-front and were unable to create any clear-cut chances.

For Chiefs, they seemed content to sit back and defend their lead, but still looked threatening on the counter-attack.

This was none more evident than in the 66th minute when Chiefs broke and some great build-up play saw Tinashe Nengomasha with a shot from six-yards out that struck the woodwork for the second time on the night. The ball rebounded off the post and was passed home by Tshabalala, but the goal was adjudged offside.

In the end it was a comfortable win for Chiefs, who make it two wins from two matches in the League, while Swallows suffered their first defeat of the 2011/12 campaign.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:01 pm
i like ,i like....mmmh ,mmmh,mmmmh... Zebra'z are like on the high.... Congrats 2 farmerz....

Zimbabwe development team is on a high....hehehehe.

Once n always
Anonymous
posted: 10:02 pm
Congra chiefz.BUCS BY BIRTH
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 pm
A 5 star performance by the boys. We shud have won 7-0. We looked dangerous evry tym we went 4wd. Our defence was rock solid. I see us winning the lig with a few games to spare. Rise Khosi rise.
Anonymous
posted: 10:04 pm
Rise Khosi Rise...I'm proud to be a khosi, win or loose I'm a khosi. Shaaaaapa. Good game khosi
Anonymous
posted: 10:05 pm
Rise khosi beautiful game
Anonymous
posted: 10:06 pm
Rise Khosi Rise!!! I'm khosified!
Anonymous
posted: 10:06 pm
Makhosi we have a gud team that will complete very strongly this czn. Wow,only a week ago ppl were saying our defense is useless. No team was gonna breach that defence tomite.
Anonymous
posted: 10:06 pm
This birds shud have migrated like other birds to the 1st division
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
well deserved victory. Gud play overall, Dladla, Richie, Shabba, n Major had a gud game. I'm doubtful about Parker, I think we made a blunder/flop signing. Well done to the boys. We can build from here.
Nipsy
posted: 10:08 pm
Somethin has to be done here, we can't miss 8 goals and score 2 goals no it is not acceptable. I am just happy for the 3 points something has to be done urgently for our team to start gelling. Orphans can mustabate for the whole night, yes we won and we were suppossed to score atleast 5 goals. We don't play "DOOOM-DOOOM"
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
gud winz 4 kaizer chiefs and Orlando pirates.as for Moroka swallows they r stil not strong enough compete with their soweto rivals
Nipsy
posted: 10:12 pm
Dladla is always doing a great job, Masango should not be groomed at our expense he should pick up his socks at his age players are doing wonders. Ask Serero how he does this thing.
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
Eish Makhosi this Masango boy must be loaned to a team in Mvela. Keegan Ritchie wat a player, Mashamaite wat a player. Sweswe will neva make it back to the starting 11. Swailos neva threatned for 90 mins. Score shud have been 7-0. Our enemies must be shakin in their boots.
Anonymous
posted: 10:16 pm
We could have scored more goals. Well done team! To all peace loving people, let's meet at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Oh! What a night!
Love & Peace!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
bakaniya sure case
viper
posted: 10:18 pm
Well done to amakhosi, eish you start very strong I must say. Major Majoro is king, I say it again..

up the bucs.
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
i luv tht pace boys. But pls tht 8 goals umissed is nt gud. All in all u played well. Shapa khozi shaapa.
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Ya 4sho birds cnt fly at nyt anless ziloya dakie khosi we nid dat cmpation on top juju till i die
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Somebody dug his own grave,hw can he say he wil collect 3 point against us,mayb against pierats yes bt not against da mightiest of dem all.We showed everybody hw 2 win,not by 1 goal bt 2 as we did b4.Till we meet on da 17 LOVE END PEACE OUT...
Anonymous
posted: 10:20 pm
Thnx Khosii 4 3 points. I won't complain much cos de season just started. De boys did their best en thnx 2 de coach 4 hearing my cry bout Yende. 1 more thng VV. Put dat son oof urs called Masango on de stands. Leave ur hatred en get Nale in de field he can do beta dan dis dom called Masangoo. Adawys remember dis year we want less yaya yada in de media en more ching ching (3 points) in de field of play. Rise Khosi Rise. Shaaaaaaaaaaaapa
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