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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...

Sxokzin WaLeKhosi
posted: 11:20 am
Champ somme, you're tha making no sense with broken Zulu and English, stupid fool! Inja unyoko!
posted: 11:49 am
Swai swai should have easly won again against Downs, they should have capitalised on our poor passing, positioning and defence. But they didnt!!!! The fact that u playing in your backyard doesnt guarantee u a win. So to those thinking we not gonna win at Dobsonville bcos it swallows home ground, please refer to (Chelsea Barca semi) and (chelsea Munich final). Home ground advantage is way way way overrated.

Chester missing
posted: 11:56 am
Makhozikazi are welcomed today on their screens and at the stadium when we dish every citizen of this country a free advanced lessons of football 444 by orlando university of football.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:08 pm
Matsatsantsa a Pitori......kuzonyiwa ePolokwane....
posted: 12:12 pm
A ho jewe motho today..................Ho jewa marapo!!!! matsatsantsa a pitori!!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:22 pm
The Minya FC has started minying already.......the stadium will be empty as usual and yet they claim to be the biggest team....kuphi khona.....they dont attend games....

Still Loving Peace.....Naturena Forever baba!
posted: 02:49 pm

Matsatsantsa a pitori a zokaka kancane khona manje while Amakhozi yebo bazonya puhlu puhlu manje, sinjani isizulu sami Mabhakabhaka ungubani athi angilwazi ulime luka malandela. Ha hahahahahaha. di tlonya dimpsa tse.
posted: 05:00 pm
i hate Dunudunu and its fumbling style
posted: 05:37 pm
Kwenzenjani zikhothane draw with Swallows now I no that once a sunflops always a dunudunu fc
My Blood is Yellow
posted: 07:13 am
"What is wrong with this clowning chips fans, you already out of the cup, yet you are chacharanging here, we have too many injuries at our deffense dats is why Nyandoro was played there and Mabaso, Daniels is from Red card, come Sunday, at the Back we will have Daniels and Wayne Arendse, Mapuru and Puch, then Cheeseboy will be back, we wont fail to win in Soweto, if Sundowns and Pirates win, i dont know which team will they support this clowning khosi in de final," the sky is the limit
posted: 09:11 am
Dunusa @ his best, sies i should have went to de street and watch youngsters playing dice on de street dan dis boring game even though both have manage to score 6 but de match was totally boring. It obviously look like de Galaxy will again make history by winning MTN 3 in row.

was da Pierats game entertaining? yo weak team failed dismally to beat a 1 shod SS man team. Nikhuluma kakhulu u pirates fans sis
posted: 12:07 pm
I like soccer fans , we draw 3-3 with swallows then they say the game was boring and others say that their grannies and 3 year old can do a better job, haai yah neh batho ba lora ka mmao
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