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Posted: 21 October 2009 Time: 22:11

Moroka Swallows get their second win on the trot against Kaizer Chiefs at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Morgan Shivambu opened the scoring for Swallows on 17 minutes. Reneilwe Letsholonyane leveled matters for Chiefs soon after, before Lungisani Ndlela made it 2-1 in the second half.

This was Chiefs' fifth game at the newly renovated Orlando Stadium this season, and they have yet to register a win.

The pitch is in terrible condition; a worry considering the MTN8 Cup Final between Golden Arrows and Ajax Cape Town will be held there on Saturday.

Swallows started the game well, with Sibusiso Khumalo hitting the post in the eight minute, after a defence splitting pass from his captain Lefa Tsutsulupa.

And the South African Under-20 star turned provider for the Birds' opening goal, when Morgan Shivambu had the easy task of hitting home his cross.

Chiefs fought back with a scorching goal from Reneilwe Letsholonyane in the 26th minute that gave keeper Greg Etafia no chance.

But the Birds' Nigerian keeper came to the rescue a minute later, fisting another powerful Letsholonyane's shot from 25 metres over his crossbar.

Amakhosi went all out at the start of the second half, but left their shooting boots in the dressingroom.

Letsholonyane was put through by Tinashe Nengomasha in the 50th minute and, with only Etafia to beat, blasted his close-range shot over the crossbar.

Then Kaizer Motaung Jnr missed two chances within a minute. The first shot in the 57th minute was well saved by Etafia, but a minute later he missed a sitter.

Then Swallows lanky striker Lungisani Ndlela made it 2-1 when he connected substitute Ryan Botha's cross and volleyed home.

Botha was lucky to get away with a lunging two-footed tackle on defender Tshifiwa Mmbooi in the 66th minute, escaping with a talking to from referee Matthew Dyer.

Nhleko missed the sitter of the game in the 85th minute when he struck the crossbar from less than a metre from the goal-line, after a great cross from Letsholonyane, which about summed up the home team's night.

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:35 am
Kante iSwallows ena maSupporter? U've been missed guys. And ninga so sirasela la. If i were u i would think of relegation battle cause u only play Chiefs twice.

As 4 Bafana bastlaela supporters i feel 4 u. I know if it wuz 4 u guys next weeks derby would include da third team(which is u) on a single game and two balls so dat u'r useless team win sumthin dis year.

And as 4 Amabhakakuku u lost again(We countin). I thought with aboNkamodira, Mahoota and da king Teko available u'll dish tsa ko teng. Hehehe Bhakakuku hehehe Bhakakuku. Kuphi khona?

Retla boka ha di oroha!
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 am
Howzit Kaizer Jnr? Why did you show Mushin the finger as if you are a superstar? I know the truth hurts sometimes but he was right when he said the only thing you could be good at is modelling KC kit. You're not even good enough for Mvela. I wish you're dad could tell you that truth
Anonymous
posted: 06:45 am
I m not superstitious but I think there is something wrong with Orlando stadium... Just ditch tha stadium and use an alternative one... The playing surface is very poor as well..!
Anonymous
posted: 07:16 am
I am just waiting for Brokefan malema and Sibusiso....he he he!!!
But I am sure chips will find another corner to turn soon....he he he that is after they play amabhakajuju....
Anonymous
posted: 07:22 am
Mens Health Magazine
At the front page of the health mag, they have this: When waist your money on gym or sliming pills to lose weight? Just be a Kaizer Chiefs fan and you will be sorted
And outside they have sibusiso's picture of before and after, of course with his gayish looks...he he he
Qhude Manikiniki, dubuuuula sbham senyoni!shapa swallows shapa
Anonymous
posted: 07:26 am
Mr Editor all your predictions are wrong. I predicted Chiefs 1 Swallows 2 and i won. I predicted SS United 0 Pirates 3 ops! the results are the other way round.
Anonymous
posted: 07:26 am
If Kaizer chiefs continue 2use orlando stadium ,they wil cost us da league,i think a change of a scenary wil b good,coz wen we play away we display fantastic football.
Anonymous
posted: 07:56 am
Hard luck boys, swallows were just good as well and should we have converted our chances, it would have a total different ball game.....NO EXCUSES

KHOSI 4LIFE

Diski99: 2009-10-21 22:18

I feel bad for chiefs have lost but really I wouldn't dare point fingers and shift blame to an individual player and the coach. Swallows were not there to lie down and get beaten....they had their day
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 am
Stonza: 2009-10-22 07:22

If I were you I wouldn't make jokes like that cos pirates are yet to loose their next four games in a row
Ganadlha
posted: 07:58 am
Sbusiso- mfana u c now we both go down no excuse.unlucky this is foot ball.
Meshack- u predicted correct on your Team.eish mine was burried alived.
Anonymous
posted: 07:59 am
Diski99,you are the momish of kick off, stupid is better than you, comment about ur soccer team PIE-RAT. PLEASE.
Anonymous
posted: 08:01 am
shaapa sandawana shapa.this is not macufe and the likes.this as zane moosa called it is PSL(PRETORIA SOCCER LEAGUE)

SHAPA DOWNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:02 am
my only concern is vv and jnr saga y can't he bench him & introduce him later on the game against sunflops he missed nice opportunity,against swallos same stories with only keeper vlad you are also contributing in supporters hating players because you can't be brave enough to start musona with big nuz/minicooper klaar.sorry bakajujujujujujujuju the worst still to come on 31Th.
Anonymous
posted: 08:06 am
Kante iSwallows ena maSupporter? U've been missed guys. And ninga so sirasela la. If i were u i would think of relegation battle cause u only play Chiefs twice.
HE WENA MOTHO ARE MAD NOW.WHY TALK ABOUT SUPPORTERS.TALK ABOUT SWALLOWS WIN.
SHAPA THE BIRDS SHAPA.IT IS ONLY THE START OF MORE PAIN TO COME FOR CHIPS AND THEIR FATHER....ORLANDO PA.AG SHAME

Anonymous
posted: 08:09 am
ORLANDO PA AND KAIZER"ZIMBABWEAN MISSION" CHIPS ONLY PLAY IN THE PSL TO BRAG ABOUT THE SO CALLED SOWETO DERBY.
SONNER OR LATER THEY WILL BE RELEGATED.MARK MY WORDS
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 am
Isaac : 2009-10-22 07:58

Hard luck mfana, this things happen and for pirates its rather more painful cos they started very well. Even though I dont like this team but I was begining to admit that they mean it this season.

Two loses in a row and two games without scoring.....it shhould be worrying man
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 am
Chips are just like BB....coaches can be changed but the players are USELESS but highly ovverrated. Shapa Swaiswai shapa.
Anonymous
posted: 08:25 am
Well done to the Beatiful Birds they really showed that the game is won on the field & not in the media, he he zimchips is going to win,guphi? shapa swai swai shapa!
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 08:25 am
WIN or LOSS,

We ARE The Most Glamorous AMAKHOSI by Nature by Choice for Life.

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 08:31 am
Tough lucky Makhosi it was one of thoz nights i also believe that we dont have lucky at Orlando. Maybe we should just try other venues. As for our defence it is pourus Sir Bobby should bring back Fabbi. Tau must be given his place back, couch please give Musona the stage the boy is terific uyababa umfana wabantu.
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