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Kaizer Chiefs beat Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville

Posted: 17 August 2011 Time: 21:17

Two goals in two minutes from Lehlohonolo Majoro and Josta Dladla saw Kaizer Chiefs beat Moroka Swallows 2-0 at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday night.

A spectacular opening 45 minutes from the Phefeni Glamour Boys saw them cut through the Swallows defence like a hot knife through butter.

Siphiwe Tshabalala was the main destroyer for Chiefs as his exquisite vision and magnificent through balls allowed Majoro to use his pace to get behind the Birds defence.

It was a rather dull opening 20 minutes, but the game was soon sparked into life when ‘Shabba’ slipped a perfect pass through the centre for Majoro to run onto. With only the keeper to beat, the new Chiefs man made no mistake scoring his second goal in as many games.

A minute later and the Amakhosi doubled their lead from a set-piece. Tshabalala whipped in a teasing cross that was flicked on by Tefu Mashamaite and fell into the path of Dladla, who side-footed the ball home from a couple of yards out, also scoring his second goal in as many games.

The problem for Swallows lay in the midfield battle, which was controlled by the stronger and more resilient Chiefs players, as they dictated terms from the heart of the field.

In the 40th minute, only Tshabalala will know how he did not score. Ritchie attacked down the left flank and provided a low cross into the box which was met at the front post by Majoro, who then laid it back to the Bafana Bafana left-winger, but his powerful six-yard shot struck the inside of the woodwork and bounced away from danger.

Two minutes before the break and the Amakhosi squandered another golden chance when Majoro was set through on goal, yet again by a delicate through ball from Tshabalala. Majoro rounded the keeper this time, but skied his shot way over the crossbar.

The second 45 was nowhere near as entertaining as the opening half, and that was as a result of Gordon Igesund’s decision to bring Macbeth Sibaya for David Mathebula, which steadied the Birds midfield to some extent.

But while Swallows looked more stable in the middle of the park, they lacked the bite up-front and were unable to create any clear-cut chances.

For Chiefs, they seemed content to sit back and defend their lead, but still looked threatening on the counter-attack.

This was none more evident than in the 66th minute when Chiefs broke and some great build-up play saw Tinashe Nengomasha with a shot from six-yards out that struck the woodwork for the second time on the night. The ball rebounded off the post and was passed home by Tshabalala, but the goal was adjudged offside.

In the end it was a comfortable win for Chiefs, who make it two wins from two matches in the League, while Swallows suffered their first defeat of the 2011/12 campaign.

Previous comments on this story...

I Hate pier-AIDS
posted: 10:10 am
"@mopheme..those two lucky not so convincing wins. Don't think so..!"don't be scared, just be what u are

that's what u can say.what about your lucky win against stars.sundunusa will whip ur ass on sunday. i wonder what u r going to say on monday if u will not have babalas after drinking black label at orlando pierats tavern
Back - To - Back Trebble Champ Mopheme
posted: 10:11 am
Congratulations to Chiemps for losing Both the Vodacom Challenge and Carling Black Label to a team that plays a Doom- Doom football..! That shows the kind of pedigree they have..!!!
I Hate pier-AIDS
posted: 10:15 am
congratulations to pier-AIDS to loosing to chiefs two league matches last season
Back - To - Back Trebble Champ Mopheme
posted: 10:18 am
I Hate pier-AIDS: 2011-08-18 10:10
Your know very well Platinum Stars was a much better organised team than both Cosmos and Swallows, even Leopards was better. When talking about Sundunusa they know where they are at the moment they are already out of Wafa-Wafa, they can just be happy to go and rub shoulders with the Mighty Bucs..!!
I Hate pier-AIDS
posted: 10:26 am
bad for cosmos it was their first game but they are also a team like any other team.they have to be prepared for anything that comes along their way and as for swallows they thought it's gonna be a walk in the park after winning first game by 3 goals.gordon whiskey was looking for 7 points from 3 games, i don't know from where, mayb u have an idea as a soccer fanatic


for sunday just wait and see and comment again if u will be available
posted: 10:48 am
Khosi until pierates have a striker which can score 10 goals in a season
posted: 10:50 am
Khosi until pierates have a striker which can score 10 goals in a season
posted: 11:43 am
Those young guns look gud. lucky baloyi, ritchie are good prospects for the future. masongo is not improving, he has too many mistakes. parker doesnt look commited, we want him to ruttle the net not just to come on and stroll in the field.2nil was not a gud result, we want to start beating teams 6-0, supporters like goals.chiefs always take their foot off the pedal everytime when they lead, even by 1goal.coach please tell the guys to score those goals, and stop missing easy chances, it will affect the later.majoro, keep ruttling that net, by the time they wake-up u will be 20 goals, and at the OR Tambo on the way to Europe. If you score 20 goals playing for Chiefs its a gurantee that you will move abroad.
posted: 01:15 pm
Yes i agree that the ZEBRA FORCE fc played well by their standards and i would like to congratulate them, but the chiefs that used to win a lot of cups died in the 80's cos the hairless Motaung started running it like a spaza shop where profit is everything, he started selling all his best players to make money as if money is the only thing that matters in soccer!when last did chiefs have a player worthy of being a footballer of the year? they buy unknown players for less than nothing and when they become known they sell them, show me a team in the world that does not want to keep their best players! all motaung cares about is money and nothing else not even his supporters! therefor i conclude that teams will always walk all over and trample them zebras until they start retaining their best players like pirates and sundowns do

pirates is the only team worth supporting/following is S A
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