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

We make it make sense

If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”

Related stories


Already a subscriber? Sign in here


Latest stories

‘Justice for Marikana will only be served if we see...

The mineworker union’s Joseph Mathunjwa spoke at the ten-year anniversary of the massacre

US conduct regarding Taiwan evinces a dangerous and ignorant strain...

It underestimates the role of face-saving, which is central to Chinese culture, and the country’s priorities, such as attaining the Chinese Dream

Eskom: Stage two load-shedding tonight

Continued blackouts highly likely on Wednesday and Thursday, the energy entity added

MPs dismiss Mkhwebane’s call to subpoena Ramaphosa

The president’s evidence is not necessary to determine whether she is guilty of misconduct, the section 194 committee concludes

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…