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Chiefs down Swallows

Kaizer Chiefs down Moroka Swallows

Posted: 20 October 2010 Time: 10:02 pm

Kaizer Chiefs beat Moroka Swallows 1-0 in a League match on Wednesday night.

Abia Nale scored the game’s only goal early on, sending Amakhosi up to third on the table, while the Birds remain rooted to the bottom after picking up just one point from their first five matches.

Chiefs got off to a flying start and took the lead in just the second minute of the match. Mthokozisi Yende lifted a clever ball over the top of the Swallows defence, allowing Abia Nale to run through on goal. The attacker’s initial effort was saved by Greg Etafia but the rebound hit him and ran into the open goal, handing Chiefs an early advantage.

And the Amakhosi should have twice extended their lead within the first 20 minutes, with both Kaizer Motaung Jr and Nale seeing close range efforts blocked by some desperate Birds defending.

Swallows gradually began to get a foothold in the game and toward the end of the first half they created a few opportunities from which they should have at least drawn level.

Oscar Machapa set up a chance for Mfundo Shumana but the midfielder stabbed his shot over the bar when he should have at least tested the goalkeeper, while Auguston Leonard twice used his pace to get away from Dominic Isaacs but was unable to beat Itumeleng Khune.

Chiefs started the second half on the front foot and very nearly scored a second in the opening minutes, with Reneilwe Letsholonyane denied only by the width of the post after a searing half-volley.

The Amakhosi should have killed off the game in the 79th minute when Nale skipped past a defender before finding himself one-on-one with Etafia, but the Swallows ‘keeper made an excellent smothering stop to keep his side in the game.

Etafia’s heroics proved to be in vain, but they shouldn’t have been. Swallows substitute S’celo Zuma was presented with a wonderful scoring chance in the 87th minute after meeting Leonard’s right-wing cross but he only succeeded in directing his shot wide of the near post.

Article by: AN Other

HOME: Moroka Swallows

  • 34 Greg Etafia
  • 4 Vincent Kobola
  • 14 Morgan Shivambu
  • 16 Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • 20 Keegan Ritchie
  • 22 Thomas Cichon
  • 24 Auguston Leonard
  • 25 Thato Ferland
    46 mins - Gareth Ncaca
  • 5 Mfundo Shumana
  • 15 Oscar Machapa
    72 mins - Scelo Zuma
  • 7 Shaun Haschick
    82 mins - Freddie Ngobese

AWAY: Kaizer Chiefs

  • 32 Itumeleng Khune
  • 2 Jimmy Tau
  • 4 Dominic Isaacs
  • 13 Thomas Sweswe
  • 29 Jimmy Jambo
  • 6 Reneilwe Letsholonyane
  • 10 Mthokozisi Yende
    57 mins - Josta Dladla
  • 11 Abia Nale
  • 24 Tinashe Nengomasha
  • 7 Kaizer Motaung Jnr
    85 mins - Sthembiso Ngcobo
  • 11 Knowledge Musona
    77 mins - Mandla Masango

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:09 pm
Dankie Makhosi
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
well done to chimpz.hard luck2my team Pirates we lost anyway this is a wakeup call.we have 2pullup our socks an soldier on.weekend its Telkom cup hope boys will be fit.till 2morro.
once n always
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
amakhosi all day everyday!!!......pie city has lost ehehehehe
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 pm
Well done boyz. Kaizer junior shud partner killer in that bb team.
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
eish lomswahla wasilimaza yazi.hope BUCS haters are celebrating now.well next time BUCS
ONCE N ALWAY
Same as above.
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
khosi 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
average players, thank you! Wonder thanks for your wish.

Love & Peace...Black & Gold
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
well done makhosi but be consistent.
Msathe
posted: 10:25 pm
I've said it b4, I THINK TOMORROW MUST BE DECLARED A HOLIDAY as everyone could not wait for Pirates to lose a game..hehehe!!!, especially Chiefs fans..we dont care about wether Chiefs win or lose, we care about our business up the BUCS for life!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
Its a shame, pirates, with all their quality r droping points against teams like aces but winning against sunflops. All league games are weighed equally in terms of points. It doesnt matter who ur opponent is. Anyway, i like Krol. He is doin a very good job. He is helping the useless pirates go down in the sea! No more sea robbery. Good job coach. We chiefs supporters are impressed by what u r doing there.
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
well done kaizer chiefs shapa amakhosi shapa i think next time doing something better than this ayoba the phefeni brothers abafana be sqxenhle well done abian nani we are praud u guys. Amakhosi a mahle. Prescilla mathonsi. 4rm tzaneen.
Anonymous
posted: 10:28 pm
Poor performance by Kaizer Chiefs
LeKhosi
posted: 10:34 pm
Thanks MaKhosi amahle.Keep up the good work.The fact that we dd not have the best Midfielder in the country nd still managed 2 win makes me proud to wear these colours.
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
There's no way we gonna win the league this season if we continue with this avarage performance , we just have to start fighting for top 8. We have selfish players, who want to shine on their own...no teamwork. Musona,Nale,Ngcobo u r selfish players and wasting opportunities . Just dissapointing to see Amakhosi playing like this.. My blood is Gold and Black
Sos
posted: 10:46 pm
this is how to beat swallows on the game, not on penalties then you go make noise(hey..hey..hey..operation thatha zonke!)njenganini izipoke zenza i-operation yokuthatha everything? bloody chibukus
Anonymous
posted: 11:11 pm
Good win maKhosi but I must say that lots of missed opportunities.

@LeKhosi:
Sorry sir but who are u referring to as the best midfielder?
Anonymous
posted: 11:36 pm
well than khosi,
supersport is next,we want this league while others are concentrating on being supercabages or superbrand
Anonymous
posted: 11:51 pm
Hehehehe.cabbages..mxim, we collect points asidlali.
Anonymous
posted: 11:52 pm
Hehehehe.cabbages..mxim, we collect points asidlali.
Anonymous
posted: 11:54 pm
I'm just happy that criminals lost..hehehe. that will give us some breathing space. Shapa torvey shapaaaa.Weldone makhosi
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