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Moroka Swallows and Bidvest Wits drew on Friday night.

Posted: 5 April 2013 Time: 21:54

Moroka Swallows and Bidvest Wits drew 1-1 in a League match on Friday night.

Bennett Chenene's goal gave Swallows the lead until was cancelled out by Sibusiso Vilakazi's strike nine minutes from the end.

With three minutes gone in the match, Swallows were awarded a free-kick from just outside the box. Their skipper Lefa Tsutsulupa stepped up and his shot went through the wall, but Wits keeper Jackson Mabokgwane swiftly moved to handle the ball after the set piece was taken quickly.

Tsutsulupa and Mabokgwane again resumed their rivalry from a dead ball situation in the 20th minute. The midfielder's strike from just outside the box and dipped into the target but Mabokgwane was on hand to flick the ball over the bar.

In the 27th minute Wits had their first real sight at goal when Sibusiso Vilakazi's shot went wide of goal after brilliant link up play with striker Ryan Chapman. Wits were applying pressure on Bird's defence.

In the 50th minute of the match the Dube Birds fluffed a crucial opportunity to take the lead. Veteran attacker Siyabonga Nomvete's trickery down the left wing saw him send a decent cross into the box which was met by his pint-sized teammate Dikgang Mabalane, but the winger headed wide from six yards with the Wits defence at his mercy.

In the 64th minute of the match the home side took the lead through Chenene. Joseph Makhanya made an intelligent run down the right flank into the box and dragged the ball back for his former Orlando Pirates colleague to tap home from close range.

Swallows could have doubled their lead in the 79th minute when Chenene's shot was blocked from close range by the Wits keeper after a nice through back-heeled ball by Tsutsulupa. But two minutes later at the end the Dube Birds were made to pay.

Second half substitute Calvin Kadi found Vilakazi with an inch perfect pass and the midfielder poked his effort with power to make it 1-1 as he beat Swallows keeper Greg Etafia at his near post.

Previous comments on this story...

Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 10:37 pm
Moroka Swalows: The Dube Birds Don't Follow Me Follow The Birds. Did you Know that DUBE Means Zebra in English. Did you Know Again The First Team 1950's to be Called Abafana Bes'thende is Moroka Swalows Not Golden Arrows and Again Swalows in 1960's was Called Abafana Be'style Not Mamelodi Sundowns. Love & Peace.
mashabane
posted: 10:39 pm
Small teams, who cares....
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 10:55 pm
Moroka Swalows is The First Team to Buy Shares in J.S.E. & Moroka Swalows is the First Team to Buy a Mini Bus & Moroka Swalows was the First Team to be Hereby Declare Moroka Swalows P.T.Y. L.T.D. Even Today No One From Orlando Pirates Camp Can Tell Me on which Day & Month Pirates was Born. The Fumegation Contunous. Love & Peace....
Balavhale
posted: 11:02 pm
Zebra, watchout we are on the prowl and you will never know what hit. ntsu nga swili! once and always.
SOCCERKING
posted: 12:59 am
@ Rhino boss you need to drink a chill pill I am a khosi but these thing of mentioning pirates means you thinking of them a lot an they are a threat to you, let's rejoice in our journey of reclaiming the glory Khosilam please
Anyway thanks 4 the useless inside.
Zitro
posted: 01:34 am
Now l believe football is mind oriantated. Football in SA is difense- not losing.
Chief - Champ Salakiaku
posted: 04:57 am
Its about time Swallows sent Etafia packing,this man does the opposite,he saves dangerous balls yet he lets in simple ball
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 08:01 am
@Gold & Black Rhino

Thanks for educating us. Keep on doing it.
Laaste Khosi - Capo di tutti_di hond
posted: 08:25 am
Ag I never bother watching these two teams play each other. You know it is going to be a boring goaless or 1 - 1 draw played in an always empty stadium.

Watch Moses Mabhida packed to the rafters today, and then watch Rats embarrass us with less then 3000 fans watching their African cup. CAF needs Chiefs, more then we need them.

Die storie gaan aan.

Fight on MEN of KHOSI!
Dlala khosi lam!!
posted: 09:10 am
Editor wake up and tell us about the glamorous team in S.A, the big team is playing today
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 09:16 am
Oscar Machapa + Zeca Marques = Masimba...........Why was DVD not introduced? What is Machapa still doing in the Swallows set up? Why is Makhanya not given a fair chance like that cow Obada and Mabalane? What makes these two better than Makhanya? I wonder if Zeca understands football. Where was our midfield last night? I am still wondering if Zeca ever kicked a ball as a professional footballer in His life, If He did, He must have been an unskilled player like Machapa, may be that's why He likes COWS and believes in them. Now We are losing skillful players (DVD and Chenene) because of this COW coach and his COW chairman..........................Can anyone who know Zeca Marques better than I do tell Me which team did Zeca Marques played for as a footballer and How was his performance? Was He a good, average or below average player like His favourites (Shere, Machapa, Obada and Da Costa)? I am concern and don't see swallows making it into the top 8, How do you play a match without a creative playmaker? Next season with all the COWS that will be dominating Swallows' starting line up, We will be battling to survive relegation, like they used to call Swallows "Hlala kwabafileyo'.......... Nxaaa
Three3
posted: 09:27 am
moses mabhida packed to the rafters...just say bekuyiwish yami leyo wena chimpanzee...so what's happening at peter mokaba you ran there to garner rural support and i see paltry crowds of 2500 when you play there these days and you are avoiding FNB for the same thing....ask your marketing manager who said it herself that people in Gauteng don,t like kaizer chiefs after attracting 150 fans at Rand Stadium..its ludicrous why these chimpanzees always claim support get over your hallucinations..
jacket25
posted: 09:30 am
Vez'ikhanda ur so ryt! We even lost James Mayinga and sa sala ne nkomo yaka Zeca uShere! Now its DVD and Chenen!
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 09:30 am
Chiefs fans stop claiming support because the numbers disagree with you. Chiefs cannot even pull more 2500 in Soccer City at home hence their decision to move out.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 09:35 am
jacket25: My bra your chairman does n't want to improve their contracts and these players are on their way out in terms of a life span in the footballing career.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 09:36 am
Gold & Black Rhino: stop feeding people with unsubstantiated facts.
Ram@rete
posted: 09:43 am
Small teams no COwmment
Three3
posted: 10:09 am
Parker power proppels Bafana to victory on the Sunday Sun backpage by Billy Cooper...REALLY...it is jurnos like these that confuse Kaizer Chiefs supportaz...notice Matlaba's wonder strike is relegated to second fiddle by this jurno who can't even spell properly and on the same game De lloca of SABC 1 commentary said Bafana have won through a Chiefs Bernard Parker goal and Matlaba...see what i mean and these assertions confuse Chiefs supporters about this big team BS......
mhlanga
posted: 10:26 am
@ Rhino jy is maal! Jy prat k@k early in the morning futsek nxa.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 10:41 am
Three3: Chiefs fans are a victim of a very effective media world, u would not be supriced to find out that most of them are Christians. These are the same people who judge peoples success based on their ability to speak a foreign language n these are the same people who see Mandela as a messiah of black people. They see nothing else as best if its not associated to their Kaizer Chiefs unless its foreign.
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