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...

Chiefs Madrid Arsenal
posted: 2014-08-27 06:41:06

SeapelaTebogo deezle Swallows is gud 4 him, dey gave him a second a chance when everybody else thot he was gone.

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-08-27 06:45:58




posted: 2014-08-27 06:49:45

I am sure u are doing STD 7...

posted: 2014-08-27 06:56:57

Leratot Chabangu making teams cry you can ask our noisy neighbours if you don't believe. I'm just happy he has got his form back he reminds the days he used to combine with Torrealba and Dladla at Downs they used to kill every team on their way. I hope he stays silent when they meet Khosi like Mabena was quiet in the MTN8

posted: 2014-08-27 06:57:37

1. Greg Etafia - you nearly cost us 3 points, you need to commit yourself enough when challenging balls in your area. I think we should replace you for next 5 games.

2. Rudi Isaacs - great game for you however you need some improvement since you commit some unnecessary errors at the back.

3. Tsietsi Mahoa - great game but you give too much space and you commit yourself when going forward.

4. Boris Savic - great game and since your new in this league, I can see your commitment in you.

5. Luvhengo Mungomeni - you played very well

6. Dikgang Mabalane - you played very well

7. Lerato Chabangu - you played very well

8. Sandile Sibande-  I did see you very well

9. Vladimir Mandic - you played very well and I see commitment in you.

10. (80 mins substitute) - Giulio Giuricich - you played very well too in short time given to you.

11. Siyabonga Nomvete - we need you more to use your experience wisely and you played very well.

12. Vuyisile Wana - you played very well but more commitment needed in you.

13. (71 mins substitute) - Lucky Baloyi more commitment needed in you. Swallows is your home now.

Anyway what was important is 3 points and we got it. Another two wins against Wits and Chippa. Well done

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-27 07:03:31

This Shiba lad is a player

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-27 07:04:40

And rats..

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-08-27 07:10:28

S'dakwana is one of the very few players that are naturally gifted with a football brain.

posted: 2014-08-27 07:14:30

Mgugudi Treble Addict This player has a problem. His problem is that he cannot drink enough he needs more space in his body to accommodate alcohol. but put on the filed of play he sweats all that booze and scores goals

posted: 2014-08-27 07:28:20

Its funny when the so-called "soccer fans and supporters" say bad things about players. for how long must chabangu prove himself that he deserves a chance also? lets stop discouraging players when they try to improve their game. 

we must also take it to account that players are not saints they human with humanly faults, before you even call him Sdakwa did you know that over 17.5 million South Africans abuse alcohol. and i guess most of you are accounted in that 17.5 million.  

posted: 2014-08-27 07:31:47

xiphakulana Well said bra.

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-08-27 07:37:16


An alcoholic is an alcoholic irrespective of the number of chances that he has been given to "prove" himself. Do you have a different name for such?

posted: 2014-08-27 07:42:03

xiphakulana gud cmnt my brother

posted: 2014-08-27 07:43:23

Mgugudi Treble Addict xiphakulana wena yo cmnts are alwys off side maarn mara y ?

posted: 2014-08-27 07:44:49

Black4ever Mgugudi Treble Addict pirates fans wth their poor cmnt are disapointing kdw yerrrrrrrrrrrrrr

posted: 2014-08-27 07:46:50

speak another poor rat cmnt again ncincinci hayi i gv up on u guys u dom

posted: 2014-08-27 07:59:45


Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-08-27 08:02:21


There is nothing off-side about what I said but an emotional one by Xipha... If it was adress what I have raised....

posted: 2014-08-27 08:48:16

Wezo-From-Naturena Its Ironic how you misspelled his name for LeraTOT. Lol. He seems to have overcome that demon in his life...

posted: 2014-08-27 08:50:12

you are talking rubbish about Lerato wena mgodu. This boy is a marvel to watch.  I don't think you ever kicked a soccer ball in your entire life

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