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Posted: 27 August 2013 Time: 18:54

Bernard Parker’s penalty cancelled out Lerato Chabangu’s opener as Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows played out to a 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.

The first half was nothing to write home about with chances being few and far between.

Swallows started off the better side and as early as the second minute, Dikgang Mabalane was allowed space on the right wing and put in a cross. Luvhengo Mungomeni almost scored with an acrobatic attempt, but Itumeleng Khune was alert to make the save.

In the 11th minute, Reneilwe Letsholonyane played a long pass and the Swallows defence was caught out as they failed to pick up Siboniso Gaxa. ‘Pa’ came one-on-one with Greg Etafia, but the latter made a vital block to deny Chiefs the lead.

Four minutes later George Lebese broke free down the left and found Gaxa in the box with a cross, but the defender miscued his attempt and the ball went out for a goal kick.

After this, both sides struggled to create any real opportunities and the match headed into halftime goalless. However, the game did come to life in the second half.

Stuart Baxter pulled off Lebese for Mandla Masango after the break, but it was still the Dube Birds that created the first chance of the half.

Chabangu played a great pass to Mabalane, who in turn moved the ball to Siyabonga Nomvete, who tried to curl the ball around Khune but his attempt went wide in the 51st minute.

Swallows took the lead in the 56th minute with a great finish from Chabangu. Mabalane put in the cross and ‘Ace’ did the rest with a neat finish with his left foot.

The lead didn’t last long, though. Knowledge Musona was put through on goal and as the Zimbabwean prepared to pull a trigger, Asavela Mbekile committed himself in the box and as Musona took a tumble, the referee pointed to the spot.

Bernard Parker stepped up and converted on the hour-mark.

Barely five minutes later, Musona was brought down on the edge of the box by Rudi Isaacs as he surged forward. The referee gave Chiefs a free-kick which Parker fluffed with a poor attempt that hit the wall.

In the 67th minute, Gaxa cut in from the right but instead of shooting at goal, he tried to find a teammate. However, his pass was wayward and Swallows survived to fight on.

Then it was the Khune/Chabangu show for the next few minutes, with the dreadlocked midfielder having two free-kicks saved by the Bafana Bafana captain – crucial saves that earned him the Man of the Match award in the end.

Both teams had a couple of chances to win the match, but in the end a draw was a true reflection of the 90 minutes.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:03 pm
When you play against the striped animals, you must count the officials in too. This time the linesman was the culprit by lifting his flag up for whatever he saw. This has to STOP now, it will never help thieves in the long run. Mxm all the trophies won by this fluke team, was the result of bad officiating, nothing else. Mxm scandal is always surrounding thieves games. WHITE RED AND BLACK, TILL THIEVES COUNT ALL THE PAST TROPHIES THEY WON FAIRLY, NOT BY BROWN ENVELOPE.
posted: 09:04 pm
CV Cooker EXPOSED!!!!!!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:04 pm
Left side of swallows is dead, completely dead!!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:07 pm
Chimpanzees learnt from us last sartuday. We taught them soccer. No javelin today good passing game from chimps.....enjoying the game. Chimps deserve a win.
posted: 09:08 pm
Chiefs is GONE CV COOKER EXSPOSED.....!!!!!
posted: 09:09 pm
I think we do Chiefs a favour and borrow them Mabena for a season loan. They are really struggling. Shaya Swallow Shaya
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:10 pm
Entertaining game but dessapointing crowd...thought chimps play in a full stadium....empty seats all over the place.
posted: 09:16 pm
1125 FANS at their home game these Zebras got no support base they only wait to play the Mighty BUCS to have crowd and all this nonsense about fan base is all horse dung...
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:17 pm
Great cross great goal by madakweni. Madakweni should have scored more
murphy wale khosi pride n joy
posted: 09:21 pm
Nxa dnt wana see gaxa anymr n wena baxter you diggn ur own grave by playing yeye n lebese nxa...what kind of #### is this.when bobby ur fattis we want players please go and buy players nxa
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:25 pm
1 shot on target for Musona the entire 90min....lol talking about shooting for the sake of shooting. Atleast he kept swallows defence busy.
posted: 09:26 pm
Tshabangu could have scored a hat trick here....what is CV COOKER trying to do now after being EXPOSED for HIS JAVELIN he is trying to learn to play football in his second season in the PSL
posted: 09:26 pm
I have lost all the patience with my coach......today is the day where I saw that Baxter is clueless and tactic less. This long balls are not our traditional play and players like Musona can't adapt to this style. The likes of Tshabalala and Parker do not pass the ball to Musona......the least said about Lebese and Masango the Better. As for Gaxa I don't understand why he is playing week in week out ahead of Moleko,,,,,Congratulations to Swallows, their game plan worked very well against my predictable team
posted: 09:27 pm
Gaxa is a pure goat(pudi) ha nkare ke kgomo ke tlabe ke rohaka dikgomo. I so wish he gets injured so we can see better football.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:28 pm
1-1 is a fair reflection of the game.
Reclaiming the Star
posted: 09:29 pm
2 points droped and more pressure to the Natirena farm.
Musona must go to play Rugby by looking at this picture.
Penalty is what they need otherwise zebras is very average.
Ezrydo kaboyellow
posted: 09:29 pm
What do u call a Zebra with no stripes? Ha ha ha Donkey Chips, this was a last kick of a dying Zebra hehe
posted: 09:29 pm
So jessica open legs motaung was again lying through her legs? Where's the backlash that she so warn swallows about? Mxm thieves is easy meat nowadays. And they have the linesman to thank for the point. MXM , zebras will always be shameful. WHITE RED AND BLACK, TILL SSP UNITED WALLOP THIEVES THIS WEEKEND.
ratanda (bucs 2nd star)
posted: 09:30 pm
The chiefs of last season is dead and gone no vat alles or whatever will take place this season

Ikhosi lifile fi
Juda de damn killer
posted: 09:30 pm
The sooner parker and tshabalala stops to kick free-kicks the better.
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