Moroka Swallows hammered struggling Black Leopards 3-1 in their Premier Soccer League match played at Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The score was level 1-1 at half-time.
The home side, Leopards, were the first to score as early as the 12th minute when striker Mulondo Sikhwivhilu put the ball in the net. Swallows defender Bevan Fransman capitalised on Leopards’ defensive errors and levelled the score with a header two minutes before the break.
In the second half, the game started at a slow pace because of the scorching heat, but Swallows gained momentum as the match progressed and started spreading their wings.
Zambia striker James Chamanga increased his league tally to 13 when he beat the Leopards goalkeeper in a one-on-one and scored the Birds’ second goal in the 69th minute.
Chamanga is leading rival Orlando Pirates striker Excellent Walaza by three goals in the competition for top goal scorer in the league.
Leopards tried to match Swallows’ play, making a few changes in the second half, but luck deserted them.
Striker Evans Gwekwerere scored Swallows’ third goal in the 79th minute, making sure their three points were in the bag.
Swallows remain in seventh position with 31 points. — Sapa