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Koketso Mmotong of Moroka Swallows evades a challenge from Punch Masenamela of Kaizer Chiefs

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Posted: 16 February 2011 Time: 21:27

A goal from Jimmy Tau got the win for Kaizer Chiefs over Moroka Swallows at Loftus on Wednesday night.

Jimmy Tau scored just the third goal of his career – and surely the most important – to secure a 1-0 victory for Chiefs over Swallows in the 'other' Soweto Derby.

The victory sees Amakhosi move into second place on the Premiership standings and cut Orlando Pirates’ lead at the top of the log to just two points.

There was little to report in the first half, as both teams looked to play an attacking game but simply did not show enough quality to produce a goal.

The hosts dominated through the middle of the park, with wide men Siphiwe Tshabalala and Mthokozisi Yende playing narrow and offering ready support to Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Tinashe Nengomasha.

Yet strikers Sthembiso Ngocob and Kaizer Motaung Jnr were not given good service and the pace and invention of the absent Knowledge Musona (suspended) was sorely missed.

Swallows, for their part, had good width through Koketso Mmotong and makeshift left-wing Keegan Ritchie, but their crossing left a lot to be desired.

Even their set-pieces – and the Birds had plenty of corner-kicks in the first half – merely handed Itumeleng Khune some straightforward catching practice.

The second half saw an improvement, particularly from the away team, but they failed to capitalise on their chances and were duly punished.

Swallows should have opened the scoring in the 50th minute. Mmotong whipped in a good cross from the right, Bongouta Cisse’s attempt to get on the end of it was stymied by Dominic Isaacs, but the loose ball rolled kindly for Siyabonga Nomvete.

However, ‘Bhele’ thundered his close-range effort off the crossbar.

Chiefs then had a good chance via Ngcobo on the hour mark, with the striker running onto a good diagonal ball from Tshabalala, but he was unable to direct his header on target with only Greg Etafia to beat.

On 68 minutes Khune was called upon to make his first save, palming away a stinging effort from Nomvete after the speedy striker had cut inside the challenge from Isaacs.

Swallows seemed to be building a head of steam but in the 70th minute they were stunned by Jimmy Tau.

Yende played in a dangerous low ball from the right of the area, Ramahlwe Mphahlele failed to clear the danger and Tau pounced from close range to head the ball home.

The Birds almost came up with a reply just four minutes later when Giorgi Nergadze powered a header on target from a corner, but Khune acrobatically tipped the ball over his crossbar.

In the 84th minute Swallows threatened through a free-kick from substitute Gareth Ncaca that left Khune flat-footed for sheer power, but the ball flashed just over the angle of bar and post for the final real chance of the match.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
Shapa makhosi
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
I c a repeat of the 2004/5.there's gonna be buckets of tears end of the season. these wins by Chiefs are gonna demoralize Chibuku FC players. I still believe dat in de end its gonna be between the Mighty ones and Sunflops.
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
I’m waiting for these donkies to come and explain their crapy predictions to the bloggers.
Wena kamashwababe, you must fulfill your promise.

Just look at this.
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SABELO : 2011-02-16 11:42
Moroka Swallows 2-1 Chiefs/mavukuvuku FC.

KaMashobana: 2011-02-16 13:20
If Cable Thieves win this one........2moro I will come to work naked and post my naked photo on facebook.Nyani.


All psl trophies : 2011-02-16 13:42
I want all these Ntakunyesa donkis to cum and comment here after the game tonight.


Anonymous
posted: 10:20 pm
our trick game is on Sunday against Santos if we can win that game them we are home and dry, if we win it we will put a lot of pressure on Orlando, if we lose and pirats win against Amazulu, the gap will be 5 points so pirats will not be under pressure on the 26th so lets beat Santos then finish the job the following weekendend, thanks guys for beating Swallows 3points in the bag, now i understand just the presents of Musona even if he is off form will cause other teams to panic then open gaps for other strikers today we strugle a little bit infront of goal, i love chiefs
The Lazz
posted: 10:21 pm
Nice retrieve all psl trophies, I like it now that plonker must show up
The Lazz
posted: 10:22 pm
Nice retrieve all psl trophies, I like it now that plonker must show up
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
Congra! K.C, Coach bring Josta back, I was not impressed by the perfomance, especialy the right wing.
The Lazz
posted: 10:23 pm
Nice retrieve all psl trophies, I like it now that plonker must show up
The Lazz
posted: 10:23 pm
Nice retrieve all psl trophies, I like it now that plonker must show up
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
Chimpanzees cabbage farmers r happy, will only last 4 2 days as Santos will inflict wounds be4 Bakabaka put hot papper into their nyasha(ass). 26th is a D day 4 this cabbage farmers, they will cry like babes.
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
End of May, Bucselona wld b champions. 2nd Ajax, 3rd Downs & 4th kaizerbel.
Sos
posted: 10:28 pm
we must continue turning the heat-up on this sorghum beer called chibuku so that it boils to the point that it spills & move out of our way to what's rightfully belongs to us...the league, the only thing awaits them is "the most balanced team award".

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
Hahahahaahh.on Sundau wen Chibuku play Amazulu dey will be doing catch up 2 de Mighty Amakhosi. That will be a big pyschological blow. Yhoooon how things can change.
Sos
posted: 10:37 pm
now i understand why their captain phinda oukapi/mzala wished that the league could end tomorrow(that was some weeks back)...shapa khosi shapa!

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 10:48 pm
Keep on chasing till Jesus comes! U'll never taste the top spot! Amateur football was excibited @ loftus while Bucselona is on holiday at the top of the log. Catch us if u can & up the Bucs!
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:48 pm
Mona phansi, this was a hard fought victory and a big mental boost for Mc'Cain fc! Clap, clap, clap!

I was telling Gucci-man via text that I was seated below Musona e-stedi, he was snacking on ama-Kellogs corn flakes one by one like ama skopas, and washing it down with sparkling mineral water! hiiihiiiheeee!
Anonymous
posted: 10:54 pm
where are the rats now. Bathulile shapa khosi shapa, the moroka-rats are silent and feeling presure.
Mchangani
posted: 10:58 pm
pierats cant stand da heat produced by Chiefs.watch when their wheels cum off on da weekend
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
Well done amakhosi, pirates here we come for position 1, u better watch out. u did us proud tonight boys.
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
Win 4 kaizer zimcabbage cHIV's but sad it makes them 2nd best... Who is the best? It's not inside it's on top...
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