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'Bhele' got three with his head

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Siyabonga Nomvete hat-trick hands Moroka Swallows a win over Golden Arrows

Posted: 29 April 2012 Time: 16:47

Siyabonga Nomvete took a big step towards the top-scorer's award as Moroka Swallows beat Golden Arrows 3-2.

Nomvete hat-trick too him to a tally of 16 League goals, and kept Swallows in the title race.

Thanduyise Khuboni and Thamsanqa Gabuza scored for Arrows.

Arrows almost went in front as early at the eight minute, when Collins Mbesuma took a powerful shot at Greg Etafia's goal, but he hit it just wide.

Swallows came back quickly, and took the lead when Nomvete headed home Shere Lekgothoane's cross.

Arrows new assistant coach Shaun Bartlett, who took charge of the side, keeping in cellphone contact with Muhsin Ertugral in the stands, was forced to make an early substitution in the 19th minute, when Russel Mlotshwa came on for the injured Siyabonga Nkosi.

Mlotshwa immediately won a penalty, after being brought down by Swallows skipper Lefa Tsutsulupa. Tsutsulupa's opposite number Khuboni converted to equalise for his team.

At the start of the second half Arrows suffered another injury set-back, with Mbesuma making way for Gabuza.

Gabuza got into the thick of things straight away, putting Arrows ahead from Marc van Heerden's cross.

Nomvete headed home a Joseph Makhanya cross to level the scores again, before getting his third just five minutes later, yet another great header, this time set up by Bongani Twala.

Swallows move to fourth, just two points behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, and still have the trophy within their grasp.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:11 pm
well done swallows,.....
Nomvete th nation begs u to accept a call from bafana if u get a call...
U r mzansi's no 1.....also with mathebula..
carmikewv
posted: 05:22 pm
UP THE BIRDS!!!!! VIVA NOMVETE!!!! WELL DONE IZINYONI - WELL DONE TO THE 'OLD MEN' OF SOCCER. MIKE VORSTER - DURBAN, PROUD CARD CARRYING MEMBER OF SWALLOWS
Anonymous
posted: 05:34 pm
Nomvete the hero!!! Why this Pitso and his people don't just swallow their prite and call this danger man, Nomvete, to the national team? Downs waya waya.
Anonymous
posted: 06:24 pm
Siyabonga, Loliwe, Bhele Nomvethe. The gap is now two points. Viva Swallows viva The Dube Birds, now we are targeting the league said Gordon Igusend.
Anonymous
posted: 06:26 pm
Looking at the three games left for Swallows, I see us getting nine points.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 06:46 pm
The so called senior citizens have made my day by ensuring dat i remain a happy swai man, Dankie, nomvethe n ol da ada senior citizens who played well 2day. I am gr8ful to my grandfather who instilled da luv of swaiswai in me. 2day i am a proud swai man. Dnt 4lo me 4lo da birds!
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 06:52 pm
I am back frm Dobsonville stadium n nw enjoying da gme on tv, dis league title is ours, or kanjani maswaiswai?
Anonymous
posted: 07:10 pm
I neva knew that there r so many members. Let's enjoy our happy days, thanx 2 Prins 4 bringing Gordon.
Skepe Mketule
posted: 07:15 pm
CONGRA!!!!! swaiswai no stress next week is leopards do it again, dont forget to get three young players next season to replace ageing players like Tsutsulupa,Sibaya,Nomvete and Greg Itafia , these players need replacement sooner before they disappear
Anonymous
posted: 07:53 pm
Well done boys.League isn't our hand anymore.it depends how top three teams will perfom. League or no league we have exceded our expectationsn my blood is always maroon.
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 pm
LEOPARDS 1 swallows 5, platinum 2 swallows 6, maritzburg 1 swallows 4! shapa swai swai! member 4 life.
Anonymous
posted: 08:23 pm
Well done Swaylo's, that comeback was stunning......Bhele deserves another 3 more seasons, and most probably a post within the Safety Department after retirement.

Do'nt follow me,............mh.
Anonymous
posted: 08:40 pm
Now the league is ours, up the Birds!
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 08:56 pm
So no league title 4 da ghosts as thngs stand, i dnt c any comment frm dam 2day, oh may be dey went bek to hide in their graves afta losing da no.1 spot 2 sundowns. I wonder where is KING?, Bonga, ol da champs, etc. Sundowns or swallows wl lift da lig title, i cnt wait for round 28 of matches. Dnt 4lo me 4lo da Birds
Anonymous
posted: 12:00 am
Bhele was in a mean mood , there was just no way that Arrows could stopped him . I salute him for doing all he can to push us up the log larder . Bhele uboso wena !!!!
McLoving
posted: 12:15 am
Well Mr Nomvete..siya ku halalisela ndoda .Keep up the good job mfana.
Dikotsi
posted: 08:56 am
Bhele Nomvete..i still regard you as the best and most versatile striker in the country. Only fools will look at your age and discount u.
'Khosi by Nature
posted: 10:44 am
He reminds when he was still at African Wanderers with Phumlani Mkhize & Sibusiso Zuma... I our young players can learn to look up to players like Nomvethe to up their game. And stop worrying about their hairstyles before the games... Well done 'Bhele'
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