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Premier Soccer League report Moroka Swallows edge ten-man Polokwane City

Posted: 18 December 2013 Time: 19:10

Rudi Isaacs scored a late winner as Moroka Swallows defeated ten-man Polokwane City 2-1 in Soweto on Wednesday night.

Isaacs struck with five minutes to go after City's Puleng Tlolane cancelled out Edward Manqele's seventh minute strike at Dobsonville Stadium. 

Vukile Mngqibisa was sent off for the visitors after receiving his second caution in the 72nd minute of the Premiership tie. 

The result leaves Swallows fourth on the table with 21 points from 13 games - three points behind joint-leaders Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs, and seven ahead of 12th-placed Polokwane.

The Dube Birds took the lead early on, as Lerato Chabangu, on his return from suspension, gained possession in midfield before brilliantly releasing on-loan strker Manqele for his sixth goal of the season. The Mamelodi Sundowns-owned player is now level with Chiefs' Bernard Parker at the top of the scoring charts.

Manqele could have got his second goal of the match in the 30th minute when he did well to fend off his markers and then unleashed a powerful shot on the edge of the box which went just wide of goal.

Ten minutes later City almost added to their woes as Thapelo Tshilo nearly scored an own goal. In his attempt to clear the ball the former Jomo Cosmos and Sundowns defender stuck out a leg and wrong-footed his goalkeeper Modiri Marumo. Luckily for the away side the ball just went over the bar.

On the hour-mark, Esau Kanyenda fluffed a major opportunity for the team from Limpopo. Galabgwe Moyana sent in a quality cross which he tapped wide of the target.

Swallows let their guard down and conceded a goal in the 70th minute. Tlolane found himself one-on-one with Greg Etafia and rounded him before calmly taking his time to place the ball beyond Swallows defender Larry Cohen who was the last man on the line.

City’s joy was, however, short-lived as Mngqibisa received his marching orders soon after before defender Isaacs sniped the points with a goal in the dying stages of the match.

Livefyre comments on this story...

champ enigma
posted: 2013-12-18 18:16:11

Fellas whatcha all think. I think Nthete should quit Celtics and go to Pierats. Playing with amateurs at Celtics will kill his football. Believe me i hate Pierats, well i am a diehard Khosi. But Pierats need him more than Chiefs and Sundowns. We have Matoho, Mashamaite, Gould and Bukenya. Dunusa has Shootme, Shoesomething and 10 others. Pierats is semi retired Grandpa Sancoweni, Semi retired Lecowthi, Cowqaba and Macowmuts( the only better defender). Chiefs can use Nyatama while waiting for Manzini to mature.

FreddySeabi
posted: 2013-12-18 18:46:59

Bobby look at nyatama please

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2013-12-18 19:03:50

Nthethe is not good enough for Pirates....

khozatin
posted: 2013-12-18 19:24:21

FreddySeabi Thanks Man what a player just they are still contracted to sundowns

Chain Gang Commander
posted: 2013-12-18 19:42:21

champ enigma

I am also a kaizer Chefs fan, but for you to recommend an average player to Pirates is not cool. I still stick to my guns that your homeboy Nthete is just an  average player who does not even deserve Bafana call-up ahead of Tefu Mashamaite, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Morgan Gould, and so many other PSL players. We also don't need Nyatama at Chiefs. However, at Chiefs, we are interested in any player who is capable of playing at kaizer Chiefs standard, but not Tom, Dick and Harry. Please man!

chauke6
posted: 2013-12-19 02:33:27

Asavela Mbekile, this boy is Middlefield genius in the making. With guidence he can be in the mould of a andile jali. I'm your number one fan boy.

bucs4PG
posted: 2013-12-19 04:40:21

Bobby:"I left d offer in sundowns pool table" haha bobby is so useless bt atleast zoo fans tried 2 tl hm 2 resign even thogh d respond ws d middle finger nd also tried 2 boo nkhatha so dt majoro wl play bt again u gt anada middle finger kahle kahle 2 bobby n baxteena u r nothing bt jst crazy fans who contribute 2 filling stadiums,u hv no say period

bucs4PG
posted: 2013-12-19 04:50:03

Fact: btwn d bg 3 onli bucs is runed profesionaly cz @ d zoo bobby is doing as he likes while @ dunusa they only forged amasignature haha

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2013-12-19 04:54:17

Only because you love that team. Pirates won Telkom Knockout by 3-2 on aggregate on Monday.

bucs4PG
posted: 2013-12-19 04:58:27

1 of d crazy fans lost,so ws ur team nt in dt telkom knockout wena bobby's puppet?

HappyPerson The Ghost
posted: 2013-12-19 06:00:54

I was listening to Fraudky MoCowung now on radio, Hai, the guy is so stranded to get Manqele to play for Chimpz.


gogowami
posted: 2013-12-19 06:07:45

This Asavela Mbekile with yellow cards every game.

sky is the limit (7 times PSL Champions and Africa
posted: 2013-12-19 06:12:44

I am happy for Manqele i wish downs management can realise him permanently to swallows not to Makhosazana fc. 

mbali
posted: 2013-12-19 08:22:27

chauke6

true, he reminds me of the Nengomashe of the Ertugral time at chiefs...he will go far if he can put his foot down and dedicate his playing times at swallows than moving to the so called big teams who will use him and dump him like bo Jabulani Mendu..

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