Swallows lift King's Cup

2015-07-18 20:48
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Cape Town - Mbabane Swallows won the King's Super Cup final by beating Royal Leopards 4-2 on penalties after the two teams played to a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes in a competition that also featured South African giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Swallows goalkeeper, Sandile Ginindza, who saved two penalties against Chiefs, was outstanding again in the final saving another two penalties that led his team to the trophy.

The match seemed to be done and dusted when former SuperSport United midfielder, Tony Tsabadze, scored the opening goal of the match in the 42nd minute.

Tsabedze scored from close range with a well-taken shot that beat the Leopards goalkeeper Ncambiso Dlamini.

The left-footed winger, who is also the captain of his club and country, was instrumental in the semi-final match against Chiefs earlier in the day as well, and it did not come as a surprise when he was named the player of the one-day tournament.

However, Vusi Dlamini scored the all-important equaliser in the 67th minute that also seemed to have brought some energy into Leopards, as they created more goal scoring chances in the second half.

Leopard themselves were very impressive having come from a goal down to beat Pirates on penalties.

Swallows had been very dominant until the 67th minute where Dlamini out-jumped his marker to score the equalising goal that brought his team back into the game.

Zweli Nxumalo had a good chance to win the match for Leopards, but could only put in a weak shot that did not trouble the Swallows goalkeeper as the match ended at 1-1 and had to be decided on penalties.

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