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Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows draw in MTN8

Posted: 18 August 2012 Time: 22:17

Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows drew 3-3 in the MTN8 semifinal first-leg at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.

Chabangu, a former Sundowns player, was back his best forma nd had a hand in Swallows’ goals, scored by Felix Obada, Ashraf Hendricks and Bennet Chenene. The Sundowns goals were scored by Teko Modise, Hlompho Kekana and Edward Manqele. 

But while The Birds will be thrilled with the result, Sundowns missed some fantastic scoring chances and will be the unhappier side as they go home tonight.

Swallows struck in the sixth minute. Lerato Chabangu made a goal line save and goalkeeper Greg Etafia pumped the ball forward. Chenene did very well to draw his marker and find Obada who took his time and placed his low shot into the corner of goal.

Two minutes later Swallows grabbed a second goal when a Chabangu corner kick was met by Ashraf Hendricks’ head.

The ball went straight into the ground and looped towards the far post and snuck into the net. But Punch Masenamela had left his defensive position on the far post and will want to forget this silly moment.

Sundowns were soon back in the game when they scored from a Teko Modise penalty, but at his second attempt, after he was ordered to retake his initial spot kick because Etafia had moved off his line.

Modise went the same way again and this time his attempt was far stronger.

After the break Pelembe crossed to Manqele, but his downward header bounced into the hard surface and went over the bar, when it seemed easier to score than miss.

Then Method Mwanjale hit the upright with a low drive but in the 64th minute Sundowns found the equaliser when Hlompho Kekana side-footed a volley past Etafia.

But in the 75th minute, Chabangu spotted Chenene’s run and played him through on goal. Chenene drew the goalkeeper and finished expertly.

But Sundowns equalised ten minutes later thanks to an excellent Edward Manqele strike.

With a man on his back, Manqele turned and blasted a left footed shot from a tight angle, which gave Etafia no chance in goal.

Thami Sangweni came close with a shot across goal in the dying moments when he really should have hit the target.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:49 pm
I see an all thswane final, SSU will rape this rats, LOL, I see them blaming their defence and the referee 2morow
Sibusiso Nyawo
posted: 10:50 pm
If dunusa will come with dc defence against chiefs, king Parker n Nkatha will skin them
posted: 10:50 pm
Dis Zeca thing should start playing Rudi Isaacs instead of Mapemba n rather play a right footed player at dat left back position coz Shere belongs to da bench. Chabangu is our best player so far. I am stl wondering wat did Makhanya do to dat asshole (Marques). Bt Swallows will go through to da final coz Sundowns cant win at the slaughter house....... I hope Mathebula cn recover asap. I am a concerned Bird hoping for da Best on da return leg. I dnt understand y Obada stl plays 90 minutes. Eish
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 10:51 pm
I have nothing to say about our pathetiÇ amateu®ish kak football we playÉd tonight. Sies
posted: 10:55 pm
@phefeni boy, I'm not surprised by the fact that you ignored 3 goals that swallows conceeded too, which shows that you are Moroka Swallows cHIVs supporter.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:55 pm

I like you analysis.........in my opinion Mr Lollipop does not deserve to coach the Dube Birds....
Bucs til gayzer take a league
posted: 10:57 pm
I only c s.s.u as a threat2 pirates swallows n sundowns are weak,if pirates beat s.s it wil be obvious 2evry 1 dat pirates is defendng da cup again,bt as a pirates fan i c no threat being done by s.s bcoz once a champ alwyz
posted: 10:58 pm
This game brought back memories of the 3-3 against the rats at kings park. where sundowns plays, there is soccer, 90 minutes (ooh plus 8), nothing else. Watch again on the 22nd...
posted: 10:58 pm
Da best man on the field got substituted fr a cow, I stl wana knw if dis ass hole (Marques) ever played soccer. His decision making ability is very poor..... My 1 yr old daughter's decision making ability is way better dan dat of Zeca. Nxa........ We hve da best team among da remaining 4 teams in da tournament bt wit dat worst coach....... Le coach iyanya.... Nxa
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:59 pm

Swallows did well considering that they were playing away from home....Sundowns did not play well.
posted: 11:00 pm

if i have to blame tonite i wil surely just went straight to de both coach let start with Klipdrift and Cola since he also voted himself dat he wil step down very soon, how can u drop Daniels in such a games like dat opted to use Nyandoro also u can't say Xulu 's not match fit dat boy was on trial not from injury mean he 's fit de last one how can he use only one striker while he had plenty of dem Sies man Klippie as for stoksweats he 's useless nothing more to say about him we also know dat Swai swai just went to de dustbin to collect bust used condom.
posted: 11:01 pm
our coach has not strategy to attack because all he ever does is tell players to wheep in early crosses and hope for miracle. Cant he see Manqele is not not and definitely not a guy for lone striker?
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 11:03 pm
@Phepheni Pikinini

Don't you get tired of hoping from one bed to the other everytime your Gayzer Chimps team loses out? But then again, who am I to question your sexuality in soccer? You and the rest of your faithFOOL supporters from NaZoorena have the same tendency of hopping around.

Go suck some weiners of opponents that try to stand in Bucs way. And before you do that, suck on this...

........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...')
..........''............. _.•´

...and then uhambe uyolala!!!!!

Up the Bucs...
posted: 11:07 pm
Simple: Nomvete man marked by a rookie, did a good job. Swallows wings restricted. Modise, Langerman and Pelembe outplayed. Missed chances. Ageing Swallows players. Nyandoro exposed, Manqele showed character. A GREAT GAME TO WATCH
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:11 pm

Whatever flies your kite my guy.......I love football...
Stop barking at a wrong tree charlie......I am not your typical blogger........Supersport United is waiting

Still loving peace......
posted: 11:11 pm
Ekse the Phefeni boy hoe zet khosi lam. We were just watching a boring game. Actually my last hope is Super sport cause the two that I watched tonight won't qualify to dethrone our noisy neighbours. Those two fat strikers(tlofotlofo nd mc fatty) will walk past them easily
posted: 11:13 pm
As for Yellow Nation, back-four(mampuru, masenamela,mabaso, daniels).then there is no more crazy comments frm zebras...oops!!! I forgot they are no longer participating in mtn8,so y bother about their stupid comments.YELLOW MACHINE.
posted: 11:15 pm
I think both teams did well, with three goals a side it shows that they wanted to progress to the finals. One can understand why they both did not show good display on the pitch because the focus was on goals. Good luck to both teams in the second leg.

Khosi for life.
posted: 11:19 pm
Sundogs is a 1 stupid team i ever seen in my 32 years of existance, coz today the are hot and tommorow they are cold njenge bhabhatjhi emakhaza..(excuse the language) mara vele liqiniso..!
They are unreliable at all, now we are forced to see a boring final as the DTC wont have to sweat when defending our title for the second time
posted: 11:19 pm

@ Mosixty

Those two fat strikers(tlofotlofo nd mc fatty) will walk past them easily

Mabaso can take on both Fatties anytime. The Phefeni boys' analysis is biased anyway, who can blame him...
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