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Kaizer Chiefs beat Moroka Swallows

Posted: 18 February 2012 Time: 19:49

Kaizer Chiefs finally found their scoring boots as they routed Moroka Swallows 3-0 at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

A youthful Amakhosi side, inspired by a brace from winger Mandla Masango, had too much pace and energy for the Birds and move to within two points of log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who are in action on Sunday afternoon.

The Birds will be disappointed at having suffered such a loss, but they only had themselves to blame after dominating large portions of the match but failing to capitalise on the chances they created.

Swallows were the better team in the opening quarter, though they only created one half-chance for Joseph Makhanya, whose angled drive from just outside the penalty area was comfortably saved by Itumeleng Khune.

On 25 minutes, somewhat against the run of play, Chiefs took the lead. George Lebese played in a good low cross from the left to pick out the unmarked Masango, whose scuffed shot trickled past the right hand of Greg Etafia and rolled over the goal-line.

Swallows almost replied on the half-hour mark when Lefa Tsutsulupa brought down a lofted cross with a brilliant first touch and got a quick shot away, but the ball flashed over the crossbar. Seven minutes later Makhanya crashed a long-range effort off the crossbar with Khune completely beaten.

It seemed as if the Birds would draw level before half-time such was the pressure they were creating, but Amakhosi made it 2-0 in the 40th minute when Etafia flapped at a cross from Bernard Parker and allowed Lehlohonolo Majoro to gleefully turn the ball home from close range.

Swallows started the second half strongly and had a couple of early chances for Siyabonga Nomvete that went a-begging. Had the Birds been able to take just one of them, it may have changed the course of the game.

Instead, just past the hour-mark, Chiefs extended their advantage when the excellent Masango netted his second, exchanging passes with Lebese in the penalty area before finishing crisply into the bottom corner of the net.

Lebese almost added salt to the Birds’ wounds just a minute later when he cracked a long-range shot against the crossbar. At this stage the home side looked like scoring every time they attacked.

Chiefs took their foot off the pedal in the last 20 minutes or so, though they remained disciplined at the back and made sure Swallows were not able to even sniff the possibility of a comeback.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:53 pm
posted: 09:56 pm
posted: 09:57 pm
@baningi abazovuka ezibhedlela

The 1st 1 will be guluva for overdosing Viagra. today is the big day in the farm, kubhonga indoda
posted: 10:29 pm
God lets Zebras have something to celebrate instead of channeling their entire energy in denial that the Buccaneers are kings of Mzansi's football.
posted: 10:30 pm
@madoda, i 2nd u man. Evn if rats play agsnt unknwn mvela team frm outsyd south africa, i wil nvr say gud luck 2 them, instd i wil say bad luck s im sayn nw 4 thr game 2mrw! My face is full of smile 2nite, i cn even feel heineken going dwn thrgh! Hapy saterday khosis!
posted: 10:41 pm
Hohohohohohoho.......the Rats are stressed becos the national team won. Cry yourself to bed MaRats.
posted: 10:55 pm
1stly wud like to congratulate the Motaung team,2ndly we(Bucs) know only Bobby is aware this doesn mean his fathers team has won the league,3rdly we will ignore every zebra here as they all gud at dreaming
posted: 10:55 pm
Yes we have won but I'm still not happy ka VV. I was at the stadium and he was forever shouting at Majoro and "Mlungu" Richie. This coach is an @ss I tell you. He needs to consult for Short temper, I feel sorry for his wife and Kids.

The reason why KC won today was to please us the Fans not because of VV's tectics(which r rotten). Goodbye in advance VV
posted: 10:55 pm
Rats nd sunflp morons ar jeosly of khosi dy said u hv quatity at our team u mangd 2 beat a strng arrognt swalos without our key plys we goin tke thr lig nd ndbnk cup khosi h8ters prepare usrslf 4 a nytmaire
posted: 10:58 pm
Jah wht a fuckn nite..oh ma team wz plyng shit 2nite nd I rly cnt biliv dt Greg cn do ds rubbshd he dd. U rly gv ol 3golz jst lyk dt specialy d 2nd gol dt massage 4rm Majoro coz me 2 thnk dt u dnt hv!nxi I lyk u bt 2nite ol of u wer plyng totaly shit. Its fyn I wl kip saportng ma team Swallows even thogh u gt paid bt u chuz 2 sell. Dts perfomanc wz disgustng its fyn kodwa bcos ma blad is maroon nd by birth I'm Swallows I wl kip on lovng u lyk Dave Hollister. U...Etafia, u rly desev 2 b chawng ice cubes bt bcos we dnt hv a resev we stl gona ply u nd I'm gona saport u again gha! Neva change olwyz wl b Dube Birds tl death ovacome me..Saluted Moroka Swallows
posted: 11:05 pm
Solza, or Rizla jou moer maan! Ubani manje lo?
Awuna negama maar uzongspitela, jou #*+,:"* and +#*,:'u! Bleksem!
posted: 11:08 pm
Swallows rly dissapntd me I'm vry sad nd angry too 4 wht u hv bin displyng 2nite. Let's muv on kodwa nd focus 2 d nxt task nd its rly huge ds tym bt let's nt 4gt dt impossible iz nothng. On d nxt game let's go nd FIGHT nt 2 b lyk wht we were 2nite, we rly ply bad I rly cnt biliv it Greg, God wl b wt us nd he wl bring smile bak nd let's pt more effort Bhele nd team az a whole.
posted: 11:21 pm
gues whose team moron was da 1st 2post comment..OBSESSION..well neva mind da retards! Pity sme teams never learn not 2judge KC by their last performance against minnows...mayb they always read 2much comments by KO bloggers "soccer fundis" &4get dat game is won in da field of play..wel they do that at their own peril..i wz thnkng that "those" teams wud hve learned by now...
On tht note congrats 2Glamor Boys..bt there's stil millions of big mouths 2shut..or shud i say "2feed"...with avalanche of goals!
Khosi by default....!!!
posted: 11:59 pm
Re otla ntja ho fihlila monga yona a hlaha.
mhlonitjhwa,Sweyts,King, Motlokwa,sabelo and mopheme.

Ba swabile bana ba balotsana. Ha ba shwe ba lakaletsi.
posted: 12:01 am
Sies KO such laziness. This is a copy of an article from Supersort. U. 4got 2 mention from the article Chiefs beat these madalas wit a team averaging 23 years. Dissapointing report.
posted: 12:25 am
Hahaha 3 point/3 goals belong to Naturena!! Is a collin 2b a khosi 4 life supporter until i die
posted: 05:46 am
Tjo!next game is a lose.From khosi.
posted: 08:03 am
Wel don khosi rise keep it up we wnt de title at de end off siseon
posted: 08:09 am
Shaaaapa Hlokoloza fc Shaaapa!! God dnt leave amabhakabhaka alone 2day i wish them a lovely draw 2day!! Shaaapa myfair team Shaapa
posted: 08:21 am
How can us Pirates be faithfuls be sad about a meaning less victory against a meaning less side.... our next 5 games will be draws...

I felt like crying when I saw Majoro's shirt written "I have got Ballz"...

1. It was bad english on Paid television, I didnt pay R550 +- to read bad english..

2. V.V has told him so many times that he cant please a woman that he tells us that he can on paid television....

3. Its because he really doesnt have ball, i mean v.v is right all bobby chiefs players dont have balls..

4. Because to v.v cHIVs is last on his priorities after family and his country and his dog and his car and his ex gilfriends...

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