3 - 2
(2 - 2)
Dobsonville Stadium
26/08/2014 19:30
Referee: Zolile Mthetho

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Absa Premiership Moroka Swallows Polokwane City

Posted: 26 August 2014 Time: 19:13

Lerato Chabangu struck twice as Moroka Swallows edged Polokwane City in a five-goal thriller at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night.

Chabangu netted either side of a strike from teammate Vuyisile Wana, while Thapelo Tshilo and Puleng Tlolane were on target for City, who suffered their second straight loss in the Absa Premiership.

In an open and exciting match, both teams created numerous chances to open the scoring but were unable to really test goalkeepers Greg Etafia and Dino Visser in the first quarter of the game.

Swallows finally found some incisiveness in attack in the 27th minute, as Chabangu found the back of the net with a glancing header from Siyabonga Nomvete’s left-wing cross to put the hosts 1-0 up.

However, their lead lasted just four minutes before Tshilo steered home a header from a corner to bring Polokwane level at 1-1. The Birds were guilty of some dire defending from the set-piece.

And things got even better for the Limpopo side two minutes later, as Tlolane headed home from Cole Alexander’s cross to put them 2-1 ahead, taking advantage of some more slack defensive work from the home side.

Yet, with the teams creating chances at will, it was only a matter of time until another goal arrived. On the stroke of half-time, Wana found the bottom corner of the net with a shot from just inside the box after playing a one-two with Chabangu.

Polokwane almost reclaimed the lead twice in the second half, as Jabu Maluleke and Linda Shiba both struck Etafia’s right-hand post.

But in the 82nd minute the Soweto side moved into a 3-2 lead, taking advantage of a slice of luck. Dikgang Mabalane’s long-range shot struck defender Vukile Mngqibisa and fell perfectly into the path of Chabangu, who finished easily to snatch the spoils.

HOME: Swallows FC

Coach: Zeca Marques
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Polokwane City

Coach: Boebie Solomons
Formation: four four one one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-08-27 05:38:27

Why is chabangu playing for sponsorless club like swallows..this club aint ambitious enough...hoping bobby and baxter can sign him is a dry dream

Dee FanatiK
posted: 2014-08-27 05:40:46

Shabangu's celebration!!! Ha ha ha ha... Crazy!

posted: 2014-08-27 05:41:46

deezle Swallows made him who he is today, so don't talk about what you clearly don't know

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-08-27 05:52:01


then you should have signed him when no one wanted anything to do with him...Swallows took him in...he is repaying them now.


posted: 2014-08-27 05:59:36

Are you sure that Swallows made him? If that is the case, then Swallows also made Nomvethe...

posted: 2014-08-27 06:00:01

Wanya boi,swallows didn't make this guy,he always play well wherever he plays,why do u think dunu bought him again from supersport after they let him joined supersoprt for free?you the one who don't know what u talking about,replying to me for the sake of replying to me

posted: 2014-08-27 06:03:42

d mening is dt without Swallows no any othr club as ready to risk taking him coz of his past behaviour,so yeah  i agree wt de one said Swallows made him,it seems dat there patient wt him have paid them back

posted: 2014-08-27 06:04:29

I will reply to you after two hours,your gf still using my note 3

posted: 2014-08-27 06:06:55

deezle ok kea nya vele, the mistake I made is to respond you

Malome Dons Marijuana TGH
posted: 2014-08-27 06:09:05

KingZwai I am a khosi, but i admit that swallows made him. Chabangu was down and out, no body including Chiefs was willing to give him a chance, but swallows did and then people like start talking crap.

Malome Dons Marijuana TGH
posted: 2014-08-27 06:11:16

deezle when he was at his worst behaviour, immature and childish.... we all said he was finished, swallows resurrected Lerato. he is their own know, i love Chiefs but dont talk bad about swallows, they did good for Chabangu and now he is the club legend

deleted_54833284_053 K4L NC
posted: 2014-08-27 06:14:07

Ao Lerato "Äll u need is love" Chabangu what a great game you had. Stay proffessional and keep it up.

posted: 2014-08-27 06:17:33

I feel you Khosi lami, it's just that the term "made" is very definite in its meaning, hence I may have preferred a term such as "gave", as in they gave him another chance. However I understand completely where you coming from

posted: 2014-08-27 06:21:40

I suppose maswayiswayi don't need a sponsor after all. They seem to be doing very well without it. 

posted: 2014-08-27 06:21:57

Soccer is the funny game.

fluke goals can change your status, example: Masango / Lerato etc

to me these are off season stars, by beginning of November no one will know about them.

For now , let us focus on real stars, Teko / Ace / Makola / Matlaba etc

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-27 06:24:03

speak  What about penalties awarded by Mfiki and Gomes then converted by Madala Oupa?

Gush Magesh
posted: 2014-08-27 06:25:13

Real Stars my foot

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-27 06:32:12

Silver Line KBY  Do we have to select Cows (i.e. Ntuli) because they are deemed young (Madalsas in actual fact)?

Chiefs Madrid Arsenal
posted: 2014-08-27 06:37:57

Polokwane City will only beat Downs.

Chiefs Madrid Arsenal
posted: 2014-08-27 06:38:46

speak Go and learn your football boy and start collecting points today.

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