Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Chiefs held to a draw by Swallows

Kaizer Chiefs welcomed Moroka Swallows yesterday evening at FNB stadium, as they continued their title defence.

Chiefs went to the game with the aim of consoling themselves after losing the first leg of MTN8 to their arch rivals Orlando Pirates on weekend.

The game was open and both sides looked dangerous on the attack which saw both goalkeepers making brilliant saves to keep their teams on the game.

Both sides had intentions to get three points at the end of the day but it was all just a dream as the game ended with a 1 goal all.

Swallows had the better chances in the first half but could not convert their chances. Nomvete gave Chiefs defence a headache as he was attacking them on the left flank and missed clear chances which would have gave the Dube Birds a well deserved lead.

Chiefs had chances too but saw  them missed by Siboniso Gaxa who had a one-on-one opportunity with Swallows goalkeeper. Chiefs went with full force for few minutes and their striker Knowledge Musona missed chances to give the defending champions a lead.

On the second half Chiefs brought in Masango to replace Gorge Lebese who played on the weekend derby against Pirates.

In the first 10 minutes Chiefs had control of the game but caught asleep by Lerato Chabangu who gave Khune no chance to save ball and he gave Swallows a lead in the 55th minutes.

After the goal Swallows looked lost and they gave away too much possession which saw them got punished. Chiefs was awarded a penalty after Musona was badly pushed by Swallows defender and Parker didn’t waste the chance as he converted the penalty.

Overall  it was a well-balanced game and all the teams gave their best to please their fans but the score got fans angry as they were expecting a win more especially Chiefs fans who saw their team defeated at the same ground.

What really went wrong or what is exactly happening with Chiefs as they look shaky this campaign?

Chiefs starting line-up: Khune (C),Gaxa, Gould, Mashamaite, Masilela, Katsande, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Parker, Musona, Lebese.

Subs: Pieterse, Ritchie, Mathoho, Majoro, Dladla, Motaung JNR, Masango.
Head coach: Stuart Baxter
Swallows starting line-up: Etafia, Mungomeni, Isaacs, Cohen, Mokgothu, Mbekeli, Nergadze, Mabalane, Tsutsulopa, Chabangu, Nomvete.
Venue: FNB Stadium (PSL game)
Date: 27 August 2013
Time: 19:30 
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