Moroka Swallows
  • Benett Chenene (38)
  • Katlego Evidence Mashego (45)
2 - 0
Dobsonville Stadium
19/12/2012 19:30

Marques holds on after Swallows win

Bennet Chenene and Katlego Mashego score for Moroka Swallows

Posted: 19 December 2012 Time: 09:17 pm

Zeca Marques looks set to hang onto his job for a while longer after Moroka Swallows beat high-flying Platinum Stars 2-0 at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Bennet Chenene gave the hosts the lead on 38 minutes with a composed right-footed finish, before Katlego Mashego added a second on the stroke of half-time.

It is a fine victory for The Birds against an inform Dikwena side who had won nine of their previous 10 League matches.

Stars were quickest out the blocks and Botswana international Mogakolodi Ngele fired just wide from a free-kick, before goalkeeper Greg Etafia – playing his 300th League game – produced a fine save from Thuso Phala.

But as the half wore on, so the home side began to come into the play more and Mashego went close as he struck the ball into the side-netting following a neat turn.

The home side did take the lead on 38 minutes though; Chenene racing onto a great ball from Lefa Tsutsulupa and slotting the ball past Siyabonga Mpontshane.

By now Swallows had hit their stride and were playing with real intent. Chenene almost got a second but fired into the side-netting, before Mashego made it 2-0 just before halftime – some hesitant defending allowing the striker to score from close-range.

Gilbert Mapemba almost made it 3-0 early in the second half when his 35-yard effort crashed against the crossbar and away to safety.

Stars failed to find a way back into the fixture, but can still reflect on a fine 2012 and they will see in the new year in third place.

Swallows climb up to 11th, four points above Chippa United in the relegation play-off position.


HOME: Moroka Swallows

  • 34 Greg Etafia
  • 2 Rudi Isaacs
  • 5 Giorgi Nergadze
  • 16 Roger Da Costa
  • 31 Shere Lekgothoane
  • 12 Lefa Tsutsulupa
  • 14 Lerato Chabangu
    71 mins - Sibusiso Kumalo
  • 15 Benett Chenene
    84 mins - Mpho Maleka
  • 15 Oscar Machapa
  • 24 Felix Obada
    60 mins - David Mathebula
  • 53 Katlego Evidence Mashego

AWAY: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 4 Elias Ngwepe
    80 mins - Sibusiso Msomi
  • 10 Benson Mhlongo
  • 12 Enocent Mkhabela
  • 27 Tshepo Gumede
  • 11 Mogakolodi Ngele
  • 14 Tintswalo Tshabalala
    56 mins - Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • 21 Thuso Phala
  • 22 Robert Ng'ambi
    72 mins - Siphelele Mthembu
  • 9 Henrico Botes

Previous comments on this story...

lmothibi
posted: 09:44 pm
Dube birds, summer time bids maswai swai...... thankz 2 bring dikwena down to mother planet earth.
S\'vunguvungu
posted: 10:38 pm
i dont care if we won, this Majazana must go .....he is not doing at all.hapy for the 3points it was long needed
apiem
posted: 11:41 pm
This Majazana must go it was just luck, he is not going to take us anywhere. He must take his dirty jucket and hit the door.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 12:53 am
I am dissapointed wit da win if it means Majazana wl continue to coach swallows. If He continues as a coach, I am discontinuing my support for da team untl such time when there wl be another coach at Swallows, I hate Majazana wit all my heart n it does not matter whether swallows wins under Him..... I wl remain clubless until Majazana part ways wit da beautiful Birds, If Prins loves Him, He cn keep Him not as a head coach, may be as a ball boy/man or anytng else in da team bt not coaching. Nxa Ngiyamzonda lomlungu
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 08:19 am
"We can overtake Pirates," said Cavin Johnson.

"No favours for Zeca," said Cavin Johnson.

I think it's pretty obvious that winning these Q-Innovations can mess up one's human psyche to point where they start speaking in tongues and them believing in their own self-inflicted lies and fantasies. Cavin, what happened last night?

Hai khona, no wonder we at OPFC want NOTHING to do with this Q-foot nonsense. Asifuni ukudideka sihlanye ngezinto ezincane. Q-Innovation is no different from imali yeqolo; it just adds to more socio-economic problems!

We've said it before and we'll say it again, "We at OPFC want NOTHING, NANA, LUTHO and NIKS with this PSL quarterly grant money. We just want R10 million and our League Trophy qha!"
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