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Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows draw in MTN8

Posted: 18 August 2012 Time: 22:17

Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows drew 3-3 in the MTN8 semifinal first-leg at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.

Chabangu, a former Sundowns player, was back his best forma nd had a hand in Swallows’ goals, scored by Felix Obada, Ashraf Hendricks and Bennet Chenene. The Sundowns goals were scored by Teko Modise, Hlompho Kekana and Edward Manqele. 

But while The Birds will be thrilled with the result, Sundowns missed some fantastic scoring chances and will be the unhappier side as they go home tonight.

Swallows struck in the sixth minute. Lerato Chabangu made a goal line save and goalkeeper Greg Etafia pumped the ball forward. Chenene did very well to draw his marker and find Obada who took his time and placed his low shot into the corner of goal.

Two minutes later Swallows grabbed a second goal when a Chabangu corner kick was met by Ashraf Hendricks’ head.

The ball went straight into the ground and looped towards the far post and snuck into the net. But Punch Masenamela had left his defensive position on the far post and will want to forget this silly moment.

Sundowns were soon back in the game when they scored from a Teko Modise penalty, but at his second attempt, after he was ordered to retake his initial spot kick because Etafia had moved off his line.

Modise went the same way again and this time his attempt was far stronger.

After the break Pelembe crossed to Manqele, but his downward header bounced into the hard surface and went over the bar, when it seemed easier to score than miss.

Then Method Mwanjale hit the upright with a low drive but in the 64th minute Sundowns found the equaliser when Hlompho Kekana side-footed a volley past Etafia.

But in the 75th minute, Chabangu spotted Chenene’s run and played him through on goal. Chenene drew the goalkeeper and finished expertly.

But Sundowns equalised ten minutes later thanks to an excellent Edward Manqele strike.

With a man on his back, Manqele turned and blasted a left footed shot from a tight angle, which gave Etafia no chance in goal.

Thami Sangweni came close with a shot across goal in the dying moments when he really should have hit the target.

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:21 pm
Well done to Swallows..... We will finish the job on wednesday........

Naturena forever baba.......Soweto rule.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:22 pm
Money can never buy football..
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:23 pm
Neeskens can go hang for all I care. Nx.

Anonymous vele!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:24 pm
Swallows need to hired a coach urgently.....the players are coaching themselves here....Mr Lollipop is a useless coach.
Phuphethakatha
posted: 10:25 pm
Good game Dube Birds, now you just keep them at Bay at Dobs and you're in for the Original Soweto Derby !!! UP THE DTC!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:26 pm
Swallows need to hire a coach urgently
El Kampion
posted: 10:27 pm
Ananias Mathe asked for 1 day Parole to be with his girlfriend Hawky Motaung at FNB stadium on Wednesday.


Bucs 2-Hawks United 0
Phuphethakatha
posted: 10:28 pm
Soweto(Bucs & Birds) rule OK ? See you all at the Derby !!!
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:28 pm
Phefeni Boy wok'nuka! 4-1 took us to where we are wena sthipa.

Anonymous until Mathe makes 'him' spat! LOL.
El Kampion
posted: 10:29 pm
Don't follow the Birds,follow the Hawks
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:35 pm
@Anonymous

Your team is useless.......conceding 3 goals at home.......Sundowns is going nowhere slowly......

Need i remind you that money can never buy footbal.

After the wednesday game your coach will be escorted out of the stadium...

Naturena forever baba.....nizonya nins izikhothane.....this is Soweto.
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 10:36 pm
Hehehehe. After beating the Zebra animals they were screaming "Pirates is next!" Hahahaha. Kuphi khona ngathi when Swallows made you sweat? lol. This is laughable. Here's some advice, go back to the drawing board and come back to solve how you can clip those wings off the Bird's feathures before you think about solving the Unsolvable X!!!!

Up the Bucs...
Ntokzin
posted: 10:39 pm
The game today confirmed something I've been saying for a while now that the only team capable of dethroning Pirates of their trophies its SS united,others are just adding numbers..I mean truly speaking neither Sundowns or Swallows can beat Pirates in this competition,these two teams are extremely weak...Pirates have the toughest game in SS...after SS the cup will easily be retained.damn such a poor display...
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 10:41 pm
Eish dis Marques is an ass hole, a gud coach could hve won dat game, how cn he substitute nomvethe n chabangu mara, n introduce maleka n machapa, dats da same as playing with 8 men coz shere ws nt effective, Hez da reasn dey scored da ada two goals. Dis coach masimba. Nxa.....
Jeffchenko
posted: 10:42 pm
Mara why Langerman for 90 min, Mwanjale is the problem in that defence, he needs to fck off. Darm I hate this guy
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:42 pm
Matsatsantsa a Pitori tomorrow......the Minya Fc is in for a big surprise......kuzofa abantu kusasa.......MTN8 final is going to be Soweto vs Pitori......

Still Loving Peace.........The Phefeni Glamour Boys...
godide
posted: 10:42 pm
luck Sundowns,we will meet you swai-swai on the final,u already done half of the job
Mgqwabeni
posted: 10:45 pm
Honestly Neeskens lack game plan period and he is tactically poor why he always play with converted playrers last season he plays Ngubane, Moriri out of theire positions this season he is playing Nyandoro on the unfamiliar position yet he got C Daniels and W Arendse seating on the bench let alone to mention the two Ghanians they signed they are no where to be seen. How long will it take him to see that W Sanderlands is poor goalkeeper? Even my son of 3 yrs tonight saw that E Pelembe is not in a game yet he plays him the whole 90 mins.Masandawana lats us not expert the throphy again this season this James Bond guy must go come Christmas break Motsepe must give him the boot together with Makhanya and Mr Trot Moloto they are not building this brand instead they are destroying it result not coming, fans attending the home games is geting poor and poor Neeskens has fail us he must resign early before it get worse we are tied now enough is enough for him.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:48 pm
Mamelodi Sundowns going nowhere slowly..........

Abekho labantu maan.......,Izikhothane zama simba....

Wednesday is a special day for the Khosination....
Nebo
posted: 10:48 pm

Dunusa @ his best, sies i should have went to de street and watch youngsters playing dice on de street dan dis boring game even though both have manage to score 6 but de match was totally boring. It obviously look like de Galaxy will again make history by winning MTN 3 in row.
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