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Chamanga demolishes Stars

Posted: 9 December 2007 Time: 19:37

James Chamanga scored five goals as Moroka Swallows beat Platinum Stars 6-2 in an Absa Premiership encounter in Germiston on Sunday afternoon.

The Swallows striker completed his hat-trick in just six minutes, with Sandile Ndlovu adding one more before the break, before the Zambian added two more in the second half, while Sipho Mchabe and Edward Williams netted for Stars.

Chamanga started his demolition job in the 20th minute with a simple tap in after Sandile Ndlovu failed to control a Japhet Zwane cross. The striker added his second four minutes later when he rounded Wayne Sandilands to slot the ball into an empty net after running onto a superb pass by Tsweu Mokoro and he completed his hat-trick in the 26th minute when he scored with a low shot into the far corner after receiving a pass by Ndlovu.

Swallows were 4-0 up in the 32nd minute when Ndlovu headed home after Bevan Fransman headed the ball back across the face of goal following a good cross by Zwane.

Stars had the ball in the back of the net in the 39th minute, but the goal was disallowed after Phumudzo Manenzhe was adjudged to have fouled Swallows’ keeper Greg Etafia.

However, the visitors made it 4-1 seconds before the break when Mchabe scored with a low shot from inside the area.

The score remained 4-1 at the break.

Stars pulled another goal back in the 51st minute when Williams scored with a low shot from outside the area.

This goal seemed to spur the visitors on as Swallows seemed to take their foot of the pedal, but Chamanga changed that in the final five minutes of the game.

First he drilled the ball into the bottom corner in the 86th minute, before he slotted the ball into an empty net after Sandilands could only parry a shot by Alton Meiring, to round off the round score.

Stars, remain on 11 points and are in danger of being overhauled by last placed Thanda Royal Zulu unless their form takes a drastic turn for the better.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:07 am
Hail Chamanga, we need more of such power against the goal lines.
posted: 10:17 am
well done chamanga keep going but that does not mean that gorowa must stay he should go before fighting for relegation
posted: 10:22 am
well done
posted: 10:25 am
best of luck
posted: 11:40 am
It was nice for us poor Swallows’ fans. I just hope this does not mislead the technical staff into a false sense of confidence. Our problems are still there in that we conceded two goals in that game. This means that the team has conceded some 12 goals in four games. Knowledgeable people will always say that a good team is built on a strong defense. So Swallows concede an average of 3 goals per match can never be good. I can’t see good teams letting you score 3 or 4 goals for you to win. But jah that was nice
posted: 11:46 am
Joint head coaching doesn't work .Stars need to appoint a head coach to bring new idease at the team .Neil Tovey is an excellent choice.Thierry and Allan must admit that they are failing
posted: 12:54 pm
Good performance Chamanga, don't stop!!!!!!!!!!!!! do it to others again.
posted: 08:58 pm
Wow. Mbesuma broke Madida's record. katongo embarrassed us by winning the top goal scorer award while only having managed to feature in the first round of the league. Earlier this year Zambia demolished us by 3-1 in a game that almost embarrassed us had we failed to score a single goal, as with it, would have been the disappearance of our chance to play in the AfCON. Chamanga scored 5 goals in a game. What much more do we want to see for us to know we are pathetic. What this means is that Zambia is now the powerhouse of the Southern African football. South Africa is now becoming a laughing stock. Leslie Manyathela disappeared with our only chace of having a true striker with class. Look at my pathetic Chiefs. One wonders whether the strikers will ever score to win a league game. Watch them on their next game. South African football is concentrating so much on the administrative issues than the field where things matters most. Having a well oiled machine in the boardroom doesnt mean that you will be good on the field. Its time we really work together to help the situation. Walawa seems to have a bright future, however, one wonders whether he will make it in the international front considering the fact that he is up against pathetic defenders such as those of Chiefs.
posted: 01:35 am
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