Swallows, AmaZulu fail to fire

Moroka Swallows and AmaZulu played to a goalless draw in their Premier Soccer League clash at the Germiston Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Both teams had good scoring opportunities but neither could capitalise on the chances created in front of a vociferous crowd on a warm Gauteng afternoon. The result sees Swallows remain second with 44 points while AmaZulu stay in the relegation zone with 25 points.

AmaZulu started the first half intensively as they sought to ease their relegation woes. The 15th-placed club played with vigour while second-placed Swallows strolled along in the opening exchanges.

Former Orlando Pirates striker Dennis Lota almost opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he played a neat one-two with Lucky Mzizi to set him up for goal. Nevertheless, Nigeria international goalkeeper Greg Etafia read the danger well and came off his line.

Buoyed on by their energetic supporters, AmaZulu went forward with confidence, looking for the first goal of the game. Former South Africa midfielder John Moshoeu combined with Mzizi and Lota, who thoroughly tested Birds skipper George Hummel and Bevan Fransman in defence.

Swallows too had their chances, Sibusiso Dlamini shot just wide of the far post after a good cross by Tsweu Mokoro from the left. The winger had a good game attacking down the left but his strikers failed to finish off his work.—Sapa



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