Chiefs pip Birds at the death

2012-11-20 21:58

Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows couldn’t keep Lehlohonolo Majoro at bay as he broke the Dube Birds’ hearts with a goal deep inside stoppage time to see Kaizer Chiefs win 3-2 at FNB Stadium in an Absa Premiership encounter.
Chiefs came into the game unbeaten and they immediately proved why they deserved to be in first place when they found the back of the net in the seventh minute.
Moroka Swallows’ defence couldn’t cope with the speed of Siphiwe Tshabalala and Lehlohonolo Majoro, who combined beautifully before the latter sliced in a cross from the edge of the box to meet Reneilwe Letsholonyane, who tapped it in with ease.
The Dube Birds had a rare break in Chiefs’ final third and they threatened with a Katlego Mashego free-kick, 15 minutes in, when he curled it at the far post but it was dealt with by Itumeleng Khune.
The game started to pick up some pace and flare to it and it was Swallows who drew themselves right back into the match. It was a 33rd minute strike by Lerato Chabangu, who calmly drove in a low effort inside the far post after some great build-up play.
The derby atmosphere was electric in the stadium and it was only further heightened five minutes later after Yeye completed his brace. Bernard Parker was the man supplying the pass, in what was a deadly assist which left it all too easy for Letsholonyane to hit it home inside the box.
Swallows needed to make a comeback fast at the start of the second half and they nearly did when Bennet Chenene went on a great run on the flank, which saw him cut into the box and round defenders, only for his effort to be denied by Khune.
Chenene only caused further trouble for Chiefs when he gave Swallows a deserved equaliser, on the hour mark, when he hit home a snapshot from an excellently supplied Giorgi Nergadze cross from inside his own half.
Moments later, Stuart Baxter responded by making a double substitution in the shape of Kingston Nkhatha and Siyabonga Nkosi, while Greg Etafia pulled off an excellent save with his right foot off a Tshabalala shot.
Etafia and Nkosi suffered a heavy collision in the final ten minutes of the game but both managed to continue playing, while Gilbert Mapemba became the first player booked for Swallows.
Seven minutes of stoppage time was added at the end of the game and it was Chiefs who capitalised when Majoro headed home the winner in the final minute. 

Moroka Swallows (1) 1 (Chabangu 33’, Chenene 59’)
Kaizer Chiefs (2) 3 (Letsholonyane 5’ 38’, Majoro 97’)

Swallows: Etafia, Mungomeni, Mapemba, Hendricks, Mjempu, Nergadze, Tsutsulupa (Mathebula 56’), Chabangu, Chenene (Kumalo 89’), Mashego (Mabalane 69’), Obada
Chiefs Khune,Gaxa, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Ritchie (Masilela 87’), Lebese (Nkhatha 65’), Katsande (Nkosi 61’), Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Majoro, Parker

PSL results on Tuesday:

Chippa United 2-1 Platinum Stars
Wits 0-0 Ajax Cape Town
Maritzburg Utd 0-0 SuperSport United
Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 Moroka Swallows


  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-11-20 22:01

    Too many goals scored in injury time of late in all PSL & cup games. Any theories, you can "bet" their is

  • Tebogo Thape - 2012-11-20 22:28

    you don't have to be a Khosi fan to appreciate the good form that they are currently in. 11 matches unbeaten sounds soo good!

  • D'Bongs Meant - 2012-11-20 23:05

    Rise Khosi Rise, catch us if you can

  • Tokologo Benji Mohlatlole - 2012-11-21 07:08

    go thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaata bannnna shapa khosi shapa go superdiski on supersport etla ka sekotlolo le Baba Mthetwa

  • nhlapop - 2012-11-21 08:43

    You dont have to be a KC fan to appriciate the good form that they are currently in, determination and hard working is the reason why we are on top of the log with 7 points clear. Our players are motivated and the other team must keep on puting pressure on us so that we can win this league early as possible. Catch us if you can.

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-11-21 08:46

    Pirates is the limit........

  • gordon.mazibuko - 2012-11-21 08:48

    What excites me and also kind of worries me is just the sheer weight of goals that Chiefs have managed to score. They have a goal difference of +17 while the next best is only +5........ Where are the other strikers in our league? This is a clear indication of why Gordon Igesund should be a worried man when it comes to Cup of Nations progression because goals win matches..... Well done Stuart Baxter on turning my team into real title contenders and making them look like the champions elect. Kaizer Chiefs look near unstoppable at the moment in the league and I for one will gladly take a league title and win zero knockout competitions this year. Shapa Khosi Shaaaaapa!!!!

  • jack.shokoane - 2012-11-21 08:48

    Well done boys

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-21 13:34

    WELL DONE mAJORO mAKHOSI DID NOT HIRED YOU FOR NOTHING YOU ARE REALLY DOING WELL SO FAR YOU ARE A PRODIGAL SON.We are still going to hurt a lot this time, war is not finished it is now starting so if from now you can win all remaining Q2 games I think you can then call it a day and only if the gap between you and second place team can be by at least 15 goals margin.

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