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Premier Soccer League match report Moroka Swallows dispatch Ajax Cape Town

Posted: 22 November 2013 Time: 19:51

Moroka Swallows moved within two points of League leaders Mamelodi Sundowns following a 3-1 victory over Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City on Friday night.

Attacking trio Edward Manqele, Siyabonga Nomvethe and Lerato Chabangu got the goals for Swallows, with Keagan Dolly on target for the Urban Warriors at Cape Town Stadium.

The result leaves the Dube Birds with 18 points from 10 games - eight points ahead of 12th-placed Ajax.

On eight minutes the visitors went ahead through a superbly-taken goal from Manqele. Chabangu was the architect, playing a perfectly weighted through-ball for the former Free State Stars striker, who beat goalkeeper Brandon Petersen with a low shot into the bottom corner.

The Cape Town side gradually began to get a foothold in the game and by the midway point of the first half they were beginning to create half-chances with regularity, though Greg Etafia’s willingness to come quickly off his line helped out his defence greatly.

The Nigerian goalkeeper made a brave, smothering block at the feet of youngster Tasriq Morris on 39 minutes and took a boot to the face for his troubles, though thankfully it was nothing serious.

It took just six minutes of the second half for the Birds to double their advantage. Winger Dikgang Mabalane sprinted free down the right and picked out Nomvethe with a cut-back – the veteran striker coolly picked out the bottom corner with his right foot to make it 2-0.

By the 62nd minute Urban Warriors coach Muhsin Ertugral had used all three of his substitutions in an attempt to spark his team into life, and within 10 minutes they pulled a goal back.

Lebogang Manyama played in Eleazar Rodgers, who saw his low shot well saved by Etafia, but youngster Dolly was able to steer the rebound into an empty net to put Ajax back in contention.

Yet just when the hosts thought they would be able to complete a remarkable comeback, the Birds re-established their two-goal lead with 10 minutes of regulation time to play. Chabangu beat Petersen direct from a free kick just a few metres outside the box to make it 3-1 and effectively end the match as a contest.

HOME: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Muhsin Ertugral
Formation: four three one two

AWAY: Swallows FC

Coach: Zeca Marques
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-11-22 19:18:12

No mabena even in small teams,,,,,,nc nc nc nc semi-professional player really

posted: 2013-11-22 19:21:14

Watch the Mbekile, oohhh what a talent!!!!!

Queen 2The Chiefs
posted: 2013-11-22 19:30:49

Ajax is that kind of a team that tells themselves we have to beat the big 3 and all will be well but lose to the so called small teams mxm

Manqele and Bhele are on fire

K.I.C (Khosiologyst)
posted: 2013-11-22 20:43:00

Makhosi you see why I say Coach Baxter must do the honourable thing and resign? He makes useless coaches like MaJackett n Roger De Sa think they are exceptional

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-22 21:00:59

& what did Baxter do Khosi?

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-22 21:04:11

Any1 who still need more reason why I say Chiefs must sign Chabangu?

posted: 2013-11-22 21:30:21

On 30th November National Wing clipping and feathers plucking day. Only bird meat will be served at national celebration

posted: 2013-11-23 03:09:08

Bafowethu Chabangu is just out of this world"he playes football as if it manufactured in Tembisa" and there's something called football made easy,which is been applied by Chabangu,That Captaincy armband was not given to you by fluke,you deserve it and hopefully the Soweto Giants are watching,especially Chips.

posted: 2013-11-23 04:05:46

You see, where was that small boy who scored a winning goal against the mighty Amakhosi, he talked too much only to flop on the next games

Rhino Rhino
posted: 2013-11-23 04:07:26

Ajax is only beating Chiefs and Pirates in Cape Town! I think now is game over for them they are going home this season to NFD to their Brothers Santos and Chippa. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2013-11-23 04:20:29

Khosi we have always found it difficult in Cape Town during the past seasons under our varioous coaches and Baxter is no exception.

posted: 2013-11-23 04:25:47

 what is Obada is still doing in the PSL....he is just an overrated player who just run and run without brains. As for Lerato ! U should don the famous gold and black. Your experience will be vital during our African safari next year. I also like the left back for Swallows with jersey 22.......otherwise well done birds

Glamour Boy
posted: 2013-11-23 04:42:42

What was Baxter defending when we played Ajax with those 8 defenders and late substitution on the 80th minutes and playing without an out & out striker during that game. I do get your point mina Khosiologyst.

Mlambo Kenneth
posted: 2013-11-23 04:58:45

Heartbreaker that's very true bro, Chabangu is playing very well. I've been watching him, play for the national team and his club and he is amazing

posted: 2013-11-23 05:10:14
Stuart Baxter AKA Chuck Nolis wamasimba is the best coach in the world
posted: 2013-11-23 05:22:53

cant wait for my boys to play today....first game after our African Safari #Mntomnyama!!

posted: 2013-11-23 05:51:12

I am admired by Lerato Chabangu change of behaviour from near ending his career to be one of the contender of player's player of the season and regular to Bafana Bafana, Who have thought after Sundowns failure that Chabangu will be still playing soccer today.

I just hope other players can learn from Lerato, Zongo,OJ,Manyambela,Siwahla just to name the few.

GI dont like you as Bafana coach, but thank you so much for giving Lerato Chabangu 2nd chance now his became a well respected PSL player once again.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-11-23 06:23:09

At Downs, Larato failed because of his opportunist behaviour. I believe that had he behaved the way he is at Swai Swai, he would have gone too far at Downs. Now he earns peanuts. I also like to thank GI for believing in him and Lerato respected him at same time.

New age blogger
posted: 2013-11-23 06:43:55

All you need is love 

Glamour Boy
posted: 2013-11-23 06:53:04

Is it not after African suffering.

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