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Nine-man Swallows down Chiefs

Posted: 7 November 2007 Time: 22:03

Moroka Swallows beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in an Absa Premier League encounter played at the Absa Stadium in Durban on Wednesday night.

The Swallows goals were scored by Sandile Ndlovu and Bevan Fransman, while Shaun Bartlett scored for Chiefs.

The visitors were down to nine men in the second half when they had both Japhet Zwane and Fransman sent off by referee Ace Ngcobo.

The visitors deserved the win simply because they had the better scoring opportunities and looked the more likely to score for most of the match.

In the 19th minute Sibusiso Themba had his shot saved by Chiefs’ keeper Itumeleng Khune.

Swallows had a great chance to take the lead in the 23rd minute when a cross from Zwane found Sandile Ndlovu in the box in a great scoring position, but instead of burying the ball in the back of the net he hammered it over the bar.

Khune was again on hand to deny Swallows when he made a save from a James Chamanga shot in the 34th minute.

Ndlovu again found himself in a great goal scoring position inside the box in the 41st minute, but was denied by a great tackle by Fabian McCarthy.

Zwane hammered a cross into the area which was spectacularly punched out by Khune just before the break to keep the score goalless.

Fransman hammered a long range shot well over the bar just after the break.

Three minutes later Swallows took the lead when a cross found Chamanga on the right just inside the 18-yard area, he passed the ball to Ndlovu, who scored with a tap-in.

In the 54th minute Swallows scored again when the ball was lobbed into the area from the middle by Zwane and Fransman ran forward and got a boot to the ball before Khune could reach it to score.

Chiefs pulled a goal back in the 74th minute when Bartlett scored with a header from a low cross by Jimmy Tau from the right.

In the 81st minute Swallows were down to 10-men when the referee red-carded Japhet Zwane for a dangerous tackle on Jimmy Tau.

Mabhuti Khanyeza missed a great opportunity from about 10-yards out when he hammered his left-footed shot wide after Bartlett headed the ball to him in the 88th minute.

Thuso Phala nearly grabbed the equalizer two minutes later when his shot flew narrowly over the bar from inside the box.

In the 94th minute Swallows were down to 9-men when the referee sent Fransman to the stands for an off the ball incident.

But Swallows held on to get a well-deserved win.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:28 am
Chiefs 3-0 win against Freestate stars was fluke,Yesteday they were lucky to concede only two goals.The birds were all over them. Livhu
Anonymous
posted: 10:59 am
i mut say i was impress by S"bu (let's hope) themba with his perfomance,if he continue like that,we supporters of izinyoni we are in to witness a happy season.my concern is the finishing upfront,its not bad but i guess strikers need to be accurate.fly high the birds while the so call chiefs watching.
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 am
Ace Ngcobe has been praised far too long. He is a terrible referee. Ndlovu was foul in the box but Ace turned a blind eye on a legitimate penalty. The best referee is Ibrahim. Ace is living in his shadow. To Fransman, he deserves to be in the Bafana squad if Pareira is serious about building a winning team and selects on merits!
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 am
i mut say i was impress by S"bu (let's hope) themba with his perfomance,if he continue like that,we supporters of izinyoni we are in to witness a happy season.my concern is the finishing upfront,its not bad but i guess strikers need to be accurate.fly high the birds while the so call chiefs watching.
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 am
i mut say i was impressed by S"bu (let's hope) themba with his perfomance,if he continue like that,we supporters of izinyoni we are in to witness a happy season.my concern is the finishing upfront,its not bad but i guess strikers need to be accurate.fly high the birds while the so call chiefs watching.
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 am
Ace Ngcobe has been praised far too long. He is a terrible referee. Ndlovu was foul in the box but Ace turned a blind eye on a legitimate penalty. The best referee is Ibrahim. Ace is living in his shadow. To Fransman, he deserves to be in the Bafana squad if Pareira is serious about building a winning team and selects on merits!
Anonymous
posted: 11:06 am
Natsi simaSwati siyabona kutsi iChiefs kute itokhona, ayilandze lo Gert na Spencer ngoba vele kubi madoda!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:07 am
i mut say i was impress by S"bu (let's hope) themba with his perfomance,if he continue like that,we supporters of izinyoni we are in to witness a happy season.my concern is the finishing upfront,its not bad but i guess strikers need to be accurate.fly high the birds while the so call chiefs watching.
Anonymous
posted: 11:18 am
mushin must go b4 chiefs could go 2 mvela plattinum. the existing problem with chiefs lies btwn bobby n ertugral those ppl r not suppose 2 lead the team.they should be chasing liotsoa kwana not leading a big team like amakhosi how can mushin be given such empowerment to choose whom he likes nd whom he does not like.count on me mushin made a big mistake by expelling david khadebe,gert schalveik,nkobese just leaving obua nd khanyesa instate i'm afraid plc kaizer come in b4 is too late
Anonymous
posted: 11:19 am
OOOH!!!!!!my goodness!!!! We know it is quiet understandable to loser but not this type of losing. We are so sick and tired of poor perfoming Chiefs. Can we pliz have a better coach? Muhsin u are about to hit the drive way.
Anonymous
posted: 11:20 am
I agree with the article that Swallows deserved to win the game, even though I am a Chiefs fan. Chiefs must start to bring their act together before it is too late.UMshini awufuni ukugaya, kanti kwenzakalani ngawo?
Anonymous
posted: 11:22 am
i wasnt impressed at all wth the REF in swallows chiefs game,as LS asked,i'm having the same (?).bit of info wth the reffere.i'm from idutywa and i knw the ref from the and was told while was stil a student there,that he is a big chiefs fan.so hey i suppose my (?) and LS (?) is answered.
Anonymous
posted: 11:29 am
Pliz!!! where is SCARA and GERT????? These youngmen can do miracles on the middle of the park for AMAKHOSI. Muhsin I know that we have a degree in drawing, masters in losing. Why cant we have atleast a phD in winning? Pliz bring SCARA and GERT back so that we can do our phD in winning, or otherwise Muhsin leave us in peace but not in pieces. AMAKHOSI DIE HARD SUPPORTER.
Anonymous
posted: 11:32 am
YA I MUST SAY THEY WAY CHIEFS LOST IZOLO WAS NOT NICE, BUT ANYWAY LETS GIVE THE COACH A CHANCE DAZ IT MEAN DAT ONCE A COACH LOSE HE MUST GET FIRED? I DONT THINK SO, ATLEAST ASIMUBHEKENI FOR THIS SEASON AND SEE WAT HEL DO AND IN THE PROCESS SAPORT HIM, I MEAN A GAME IS ABOUT A WIN,LOSE AND DRAW... LOOK AT THE CELTIC SAPORTES WIN OR LOOSE THEY STAND BY THEIR TEAM AND IN DAT WAY THEY ARE ALWAYS HAPY STRESS FREE ! BUT I WANT TO AGREE WITH DOSE WHO SAY SCARA NAD GERT MUST BE BROUGHT BACK, ITS ABOUT TIME........
Anonymous
posted: 11:34 am
mike u are spot on, fransman can be the answer in the heart and soul of the national team. i'm a swallows fan,but my comment's are not based on that.are only based on what i saw.MIKE tel mi what do u think of Tsutsulupa and themba?
Anonymous
posted: 11:34 am
chiefs must Bring back SCARA & that final, period
we need a that GUY
Anonymous
posted: 11:35 am
If chiefs can try the combination of Nzama & tsotetsi at the centre back of the defence.And Nengomasha & Mtoto/Mathebula in the middle of the park, chiefs can dominate the league.
Anonymous
posted: 11:36 am
chiefs must Bring back SCARA & that final, period
we need that GUY
Anonymous
posted: 11:44 am
The learner(Ian Gorowa) showed that u can always beat ur mentor(Muhsin),again its back to the boardroom for Chips,Muhsin your days are numbered.Bring Chips to us Sundowns!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:58 am
i think mushin must go.chief is bigger than him,by the way um from botswana.and a khosi ever since i was born.
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