Chiefs secure win over Swallows
Chiefs secure win over Swallows

Posted in News on Oct 04, 2002.

Striker Kabamba Musasa broke through with a late goal to put defending champions Kaizer Chiefs through to the next round of the Coca Cola Cup competition when they beat Maroka Swallows 1-0 at the Rand Stadium on Saturday.

This was an open game in the first half, but it was Swallows who played the more enterprising football. The

Birds could have upset the AmaKhosi as they had the lion's

share of chances at goal, but they failed to capitilise.

Midfielder Japhet Zwane and Dominic Isaacs caught the eye with some creative play to give the Chiefs defence a hard time.

Samuel Ngobeni had a chance in the fifth minute for Swallows,

but his shot floated over the bar. He came close again in the 30th

minute inside the box, but Chiefs 'keeper Brian Baloyi covered well

and was on the spot to save.

Again Ngobeni went onto the attack again in the 41st minute. He was in a good position to receive a a superb cross from Isaacs, but his

header went over the bar from close range.

Chiefs counter-attacked and Swallows were nearly punished after

a weak back pass from Warren Lewis put keeper Conrad Hendricks

under pressure, but he managed to clear into the crowd.

Chiefs midfielder Stanton Fredericks got a chance in the 42nd

minute, but ballooned it over the bar to miss the last chance at

goal before the interval.

In the second half Chiefs coach Mushin Ertugral brought in

Arthur Zwane for Justice Sithole and he made the all difference in the

midfield, giving it more punch.

Zwane got his first chance in the 68th minute, but Hendricks got

a hand to it and pushed it around the post for a corner.

Then Chiefs got their act together with striker Musasa and David

Radebe combining superbly.

Musasa received a sweet square ball from Radebe in the 64th minute and the striker made no mistake with a powerful drive into the low right hand corner of the net that left Hendricks spreadeagled.

Minutes later Chiefs were unlucky not to get a penalty after Warren Lewis brought Musasa down inside the box, but the referee judged it the other way and awarded the free kick to Swallows.

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