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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...

Anonymous
posted: 08:29 am
CORRECTION FOR DUMBIES
How can us Pirates faithfuls be sad about a meaningless victory against a meaningless side.... YOUR next 5 games will be draws anyway...











Laaste Khosi - Capo di tutti_di hond
posted: 09:33 am
With the players at his disposal , VV is trying his best. Brazillito jou f.kking ma se gat.
Anonymous
posted: 09:51 am
LordJerry:2012-02-19 08:21

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..
############################################

No.1 _ Nobody forced you to watch the game
No.2_Had Major spelled B.alls instead of Balz, it was gonna be his DC(PSL and KC) on Monday(so, use your brains not your a$$)
No.3_We don't want you coming here and telling us about how much you pay your DSTV(if you have any), again Nobody forced you to get it

Good luck to Bucs today, as a Khosi I wish you all of the best.
Tronic
posted: 01:50 pm
Welldone,lets hope you win the next match because,you guys are inconsistance
Tronic
posted: 01:57 pm
Battle of the broke and bankrupt. I c the NAZI owned frog look alike bird is worse than I thought.
I c sweswe and khune already in bed doing it lyk its a end of the world. I c VV shagging the hell out of that hippo size wife of his bobby motaung''

How old are you Baba? i can bet you are a ten year old and your are n porn addict,bbecause your commets are like those of an pervet sis nxa

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