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Moroka Swallows win MTN8 Final

Posted: 22 September 2012 Time: 22:09

Moroka Swallows ended a 33-year wait for glory in the MTN8 by defeating SuperSport United 2-1 in the Final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Bennett Chenene scored the decisive goal four minutes from the end of regulation time after earlier goals from Franklin Cale and Giorgi Nergadze had left the teams deadlocked and seemingly headed for extra-time.

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Swallows appeared to settle the quicker of the two teams, but United surged ahead in the fifth minute. Sameehg Doutie played a defence-splitting pass to put Franklin Cale one-on-one with the goalkeeper and the winger easily finished to make it 1-0.

The Birds struck back on 18 minutes, with Giorgi Nergadze the unlikely goal scorer. The midfielder sent a long range shot past the right-hand of Rowen Fernandez and into the back of the net via the inside of the upright.

SuperSport almost reclaimed the lead immediately through defender Bevan Fransman, who flicked on from a Cale free kick and watched the ball flash agonisingly wide of the far post.

On 26 minutes Katlego Mashego should have put the Birds ahead, having cut inside Mor Diouf to be faced with only the ‘keeper to beat, but he scooped his effort over the crossbar from just a few metres out.

Just past the half hour mark it was United’s turn to threaten again, with Doutie exchanging passes with Sibusiso Zuma before seeing his goal-bound effort brilliantly turned away by Greg Etafia.

SuperSport had the first shot in anger of the second half, with Cale shooting through the defensive wall from a free kick only for Etafia to once again come up with a good stop.

Swallows then had a spell of pressure in which they almost forced a goal. Fernandez had to come up with a good save to keep out a Felix Obada shot from a tight angle, and Mor Diouf then cleared a Lerato Chabangu effort off the goal line.

With just under 10 minutes to play, Swallows had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down when the ball struck Fransman on the arm in the box, and United then went on a quick counter attack which saw Khenyeza blaze a shot high and wide when he perhaps should have scored.

On 86 minutes the Birds finally got their goal, with a long ball springing the offside trap and sending Bennett Chenene through on goal. The in-form winger calmly lobbed the advancing Fernandez to make it 2-1 and hand Swallows the MTN8 crown.

Previous comments on this story...

The Boss
posted: 10:11 pm
Nxa! I did not wacth that sh!t.
posted: 10:17 pm
@THE BOSS.........who cares if u didnt watch it, why u commenting here if u dont care about the teams.........u r a Deuschbag and a Hair head............up the Birds.....the champs
posted: 10:18 pm
UP The Birds!!! Well done our quite neighbours unlike...they know themselves. Khosi 4 life
Ndoda Emnyama
posted: 10:21 pm
Halala Maswai Swai you wanted it more............
posted: 10:21 pm
@ Idiot Boss... Nobody cares what u watched, we care if u don't breath, cause u're harming the ozone layer with your stinky breath!!

As for the MTN 8 Champions of 2012...Congratulations boys.
Well done, U guys played very well & u deserved all the accolades tonight,the whole team pulled together very well tonight & credit to the coach for his tactics tonight...well done Zeca Marques, u outdid a good tactician in Gavin Hunt, ask Mr Spine of Marikana Gorillas!!!
Keep it up boys...fly high Swallows, fly high!!
posted: 10:23 pm
Well done Dube birds the cup is in the nest now. Pre-season champions of Carling Black label cup must stop calling themselves treble champions. I didn't see any Gorilla@ the Orlando stadium today no wonder there were no fire crackers on the field.
posted: 10:27 pm
This season is gonna be tough. As a Khosi fan I am very happy for the our other Team "Swai-Swai" to win this. This is a team that was supported by our ancestors before 1970 when the biggest team in Africa was founded.

It feels like no Pretoria team will beat any Soweto team this season, Chiefs is on fire while Swai-Swai is also playing beautiful football. Unless if ZION will beat the Soweto Gorillas.
posted: 10:30 pm
Some Barboons like the Boss thinks the only team in the league is Gorilla fc.
posted: 10:34 pm
Vez'ikhanda, the last man standing - wafa wafa. Ke ja Joy. Dnt 4lo me 4lo the Birds
posted: 10:36 pm
Some Barboons like the Boss thinks the only team in the league is Gorilla FC.

This Baboon doesn't have life. This baboon sound's like a gorilla child.
posted: 10:41 pm
Congratulations Maswaiswai! Halala de Dube Birds
posted: 10:45 pm
It is the end of Skop n Donner. ZION were playing Skop n Donner all along they won't win anything this season, Gorilla's were playing Skop n Donner and they will win nothing.
posted: 10:46 pm
Thanx Gorillas for allowing big teams to play in your own backyard Kwesikamaminzela, Slaughter house, 3+3=6 if you like.
posted: 10:49 pm
@ Nipsy. Lol
posted: 10:50 pm
Up the Birds until haters congradulate Swallows achievement. Thanks Maswai swai you played like a possessed Lion.
posted: 10:57 pm
@ the boss.
U know ur an idiot musi...
So dont come here and post sh!t.
posted: 10:59 pm
Wel done swai swai u deserve dyc cup.Hard luck matsatsa t waznt ur dae.Congra dude swallowz
posted: 11:02 pm

u need to take your madication and go to sleep. Rather than showing the masses how retarted you are... Zebrish idiot. Fu*ck you... Go masterbate like the rest of zebras... E.g phefeni boy, tzozo.....gucci man is busy brushing juniours thigh's... Get a hobby... Hobbo.
posted: 11:05 pm

You been blogging 4 a while yet you dont learn do you... One can swear your mother farted on your kinky head while you were minor. Nxa.
posted: 11:07 pm
Ha ha ha....Our Noisy neighbours ( 3 by 3 ) are Quite while are Real Quite neighbours are celebrating!Shapa Swai Swai shapaa...! Khosi 4 Life
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