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Moroka Swallows win MTN8 Final

Posted: 22 September 2012 Time: 22:09

Moroka Swallows ended a 33-year wait for glory in the MTN8 by defeating SuperSport United 2-1 in the Final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Bennett Chenene scored the decisive goal four minutes from the end of regulation time after earlier goals from Franklin Cale and Giorgi Nergadze had left the teams deadlocked and seemingly headed for extra-time.

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Swallows appeared to settle the quicker of the two teams, but United surged ahead in the fifth minute. Sameehg Doutie played a defence-splitting pass to put Franklin Cale one-on-one with the goalkeeper and the winger easily finished to make it 1-0.

The Birds struck back on 18 minutes, with Giorgi Nergadze the unlikely goal scorer. The midfielder sent a long range shot past the right-hand of Rowen Fernandez and into the back of the net via the inside of the upright.

SuperSport almost reclaimed the lead immediately through defender Bevan Fransman, who flicked on from a Cale free kick and watched the ball flash agonisingly wide of the far post.

On 26 minutes Katlego Mashego should have put the Birds ahead, having cut inside Mor Diouf to be faced with only the ‘keeper to beat, but he scooped his effort over the crossbar from just a few metres out.

Just past the half hour mark it was United’s turn to threaten again, with Doutie exchanging passes with Sibusiso Zuma before seeing his goal-bound effort brilliantly turned away by Greg Etafia.

SuperSport had the first shot in anger of the second half, with Cale shooting through the defensive wall from a free kick only for Etafia to once again come up with a good stop.

Swallows then had a spell of pressure in which they almost forced a goal. Fernandez had to come up with a good save to keep out a Felix Obada shot from a tight angle, and Mor Diouf then cleared a Lerato Chabangu effort off the goal line.

With just under 10 minutes to play, Swallows had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down when the ball struck Fransman on the arm in the box, and United then went on a quick counter attack which saw Khenyeza blaze a shot high and wide when he perhaps should have scored.

On 86 minutes the Birds finally got their goal, with a long ball springing the offside trap and sending Bennett Chenene through on goal. The in-form winger calmly lobbed the advancing Fernandez to make it 2-1 and hand Swallows the MTN8 crown.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:17 pm
u need to get laid !!!
posted: 11:25 pm
congratulatins ma swai swai,up the sky up.
Skepe Mketule
posted: 11:52 pm
Gud people swalows won but Zeca must fix this defence its so terrible. Lekgothoane and Hendriks wont help this team, its gud to celebrate when won yet cry when lost
posted: 12:35 am
Supersport united....... The last man crying............. The Boss....The last idiot crying.... Wafa Wafa......The so called senior citizens are the source of my Joy. Up the Birds
The Boss
posted: 02:09 am
I won't comment sh!t written by idiots. The have their reason for watching that game and I have mine for not watching it.
posted: 03:49 am
My 6 year old - brother - ''eish iyadika nale-Chiefs, ise yawina okokoko maan!''

Badlala nini ooMakhalanjalo FC! Shame when last did they have a legitimate win?

Mr Editor let this be the last time we hear of this match, we both know who buys this publication. .

Khosify it a bit more, see what reaction you get - give Gorrilla Makhalanjalo Wits wanna-be FC fans something to talk about, you and I know they're also Khosified. NUFF SAID, CONGRA MASWAI SWAI!
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 04:57 am
To Bugs and Ndunu

I hope they learn from their mistake after this final. You only winner here at MTN 8 is the champion, the rest are getting the same token. So don't make unneccesary noise by winning the first game.
posted: 05:27 am
This webpage own by Khosi blood, gold n black! Our neighbour so calld Gorillas, respectively, in Sepedi: "bare monna ke nku o llela teng". So stop commending coz we can c inside u'r hurtng n crying bcoz of those 2 FAT Gorillas up fround...weldone birts it's been a longtime... Khosi no1
posted: 06:29 am
Congrats Ma Swai-Swai .... K4L
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 06:30 am
Well done 'The Dube Birds'
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 06:35 am
Well done Maswaiswai, 1 of the 2 teams in the PSL that scores goals for fun, you deserved it unlike our former trebble champs.K4L
posted: 06:51 am
Congra Swallows but I blame Pirates for the skop en donor I watched last night.
posted: 07:07 am
Firstly both teams gave Gorillas 3-0. Secondly the former coaches of both teams r currently bafana bachiefs coaches and thirdly the total score on the day of the final was 3. It clearly shows that this teams can do as they please in that so called former slaughter house. Its a pity chiefs won't be allowed to play against gorillas ther otherwise we would double the 3-0 scoreline. Well done maswai swai. Last night u confirmed gore that stadium its your happy hunting ground
posted: 07:07 am
Fly Dube birds fly oh what a game I enjoy each and every moment of it Giorgi Nergadze and Bennett Chenene well taken goals boys to the rest of the team well done guys.
Black and Gold
posted: 07:19 am
Well done swai swai,the birds did fly high and to think that I doubted them.
Nowadays when ever teams are playing at the 'slaughter' house,3 goals are bound to be scored or nothing at all.9 goals in 3 games,bt surprisingly the host club didn't score none of those,now that is what i call depth.lol.

Congrats to swallows once again,it must be very exciting to break a drought ya 30 years,nice to see their supporters not behaving like hooligans,flocking onto the pitch like some people do when ending a drought,as a khosi supporter,I really wonder what it is like,really? A drought yoh yoh yoh,a season is enough.

Sea Robbers
posted: 07:48 am
Well done Swallows, the cup remains in Soweto!!!
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:13 am
the best team won, SSU's focus is on the league game against flops! I could tell their approach!
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 08:29 am
I can't wait for tomorro's game. Iwant to open more space on log table.

Amakhosi still ajabulile
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 08:29 am
I can't wait for tomorro's game. I want to open more space on log table.

Amakhosi still ajabulile
posted: 08:48 am
Did he say 33 years...? And I thought Pirates had the worse run in the big clubs...
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