Moroka Swallows
  • Koketso Mmotong (62)
  • Koketso Mmotong (84)
  • Siyabonga Nomvete (90)
3 - 1
Dobsonville Stadium
19/01/2011 20:00
Mpumalanga Black Aces
  • (70) David Mathebula

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Moroka Swallows beat Black Aces 3-1

Posted: 19 January 2011 Time: 10:20 pm

Moroka Swallows got a much needed 3-1 win against Mpumalanga Black Aces at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday night.

New signing Koketso Mmotong was the hero with a brace, with Siyabonga Nomvete adding a third in injury time.

David Mathebula got the goal for Aces.

This is Swallows’ second consecutive win, after they beat Bidvest Wits 1-0 last weekend, and takes them a step further from relegation.

Both teams started the game on a flyer, but surprisingly Swallows faded as the game progressed, allowing Aces to dictate terms in their own capital.

However, ultimately it was a well deserved victory for Swallows, who showed little respect for their opponents in the second half.

Aces have only themselves to blame for missing chances they created in the first half and losing concentration at the back when it mattered most.

Aces could have gone to the break with a 2-0 lead, but Lethola Mofokeng and Thabang Rooi could not convert their scoring opportunities.

In the second half, Gordon Igesund responded with appropriate decisiveness, throwing on Lefa Tsutsulupa and Shaun Haschick for Morgan Shivambu and Tshepo Ramokala.

The home side then applied themselves, and in the 62nd minute their energy was rewarded, with Mmotong connecting with Nomvete’s cross to beat Francis Chansa with a diving header.

However, their celebrations lasted for only eight minutes as David Mathebula came like a thief in the night to steal a 70th minute equaliser and his first goal for Aces.

As if not to be outdone, Swallows surged forward and regained the lead in the 84th minute via Mmotong’s conversion from an awkward angle.

Nomvete got a third to seal the result in injury time.

Article by: AN Other

HOME: Moroka Swallows

  • 31 Aubrey Mathibe
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 5 Giorgi Nergadze
  • 14 Morgan Shivambu
    46 mins - Lefa Tsutsulupa
  • 16 Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • 31 Shere Lekgothoane
  • 33 Roger Da Costa
  • 15 Oscar Machapa
  • 28 Tshepo Ramokala
    55 mins - Shaun Haschick
  • 36 Koketso Mmotong
    86 mins - Kagiso Denge
  • 10 Siyabonga Nomvete

AWAY: Mpumalanga Black Aces

  • 33 Francis Chansa
  • 3 Marc Eberle
  • 16 fabian mcCarthy
  • 24 james madidilani
  • 24 joseph henyekane
  • 30 Thabang Rooi
  • 24 David Mathebula
  • 34 benedict vilakazi
    59 mins - Vusiwe Masondo
  • 66 Sydney Plaatjies
  • 20 Mpho Maleka
  • 24 Lethola Mofokeng

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
gordon my hero, mmotong my hero. Thank u jesus. God bless all maswai swai fans.
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
Well done beutiful birds. Continue the good work.
Anonymous
posted: 10:27 pm
Gordon is the perfect man 4 the job
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Mr Gordon Igesund,we really appreciate ur presence at the Birds,u r doing a magnificent job,shapa maswai-swai shapa.To the whole team thanx a lot.We love you.
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Thank maswaai love u all
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
Like member thabelo said:Now is the time 4 maswaiswai 2 start flying.im proud 2b a bird.
Sos
posted: 10:46 pm
halala masway' sway' halala!
Anonymous
posted: 10:53 pm
Well done the Dube Birds the battle is still on, never stop flying. Amazulu is our next victim. Birds by birth.
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
Dnt follow me follow de birds. Bit by bit we r goin upp.
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
Its nice to see the birds fly again. Credit must go to koketso mmotong for two great goals. Gordon igesund had instilled confidence to the boys who were once written off. Now the birds are driven by a will power. If they can win the next game they will overtake the second team from the bottom, obvious the birds will fly i know
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
Glory 2 God! Hail Leon & the whole management. If u listen 2 the supporters & open the cheque book, these will b the results. Swaiswai wayawaya.
Anonymous
posted: 11:08 pm
This is another good story in the making for Gordon. But Koketso is a star his fault was joining that useless expensive team.
Anonymous
posted: 11:13 pm
Time for Maswaiswai to fill up the stadium jwale.
Anonymous
posted: 05:32 am
I agree with you Dikotsi we should/must start attending the birds games and celabrate the rise of this big team,swai swai forever
Anonymous
posted: 06:03 am
Am proud of my team. Why those follow, they should have realize that am nt 2b followed but da Birds!
Anonymous
posted: 06:29 am
Thats the nail in Aces Coffin..
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 07:56 am
Well done Swallows.
panki wa lekhosi
posted: 07:57 am
Mmotong was wasted at the rich club. He was supposed to be signed by Chiefs but was convinced by Mudau and his croonies in Mams cause the boy comes form Mams. Two wasted seasons. Who knows what else we could be saying about him had he signed for Chiefs.
Anonymous
posted: 07:57 am
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