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Malinga fires Swallows past Chippa

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Malinga fires Swallows past Chippa

Kagiso Malinga inspired Swallows FC to a 2-1 win over Chippa United in a DStv Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Despite the win, Amaswaiswai remained 14th on the league standings – three points above the relegation zone and they are set to face Orlando Pirates in the original Soweto Derby clash on Friday.

The Chilli Boys remained 13th on the standings – three points above the relegation zone – and Chippa are scheduled to lock horns with AmaZulu FC on 5 March.

Even though the Chilli Boys started the match brightly, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock when Kagiso Malinga scored in the 19th minute to hand Swallows a 1-0 lead, with Evans Rusike providing the assist.

Malinga fires Swallows past Chippa

However, Thabiso Lebitso, who had been a constant threat to the Amaswaiswai defence with his sharp movement, levelled matters after the visitors had failed to clear their lines a minute after the half-hour mark.

The goal ensured that the first half ended with the two teams locked at 1-1 as the Chill Boys had fought back to hold Amaswaiswai.

Lindokuhle Mtshali looked lively after the restart as he made things happen for the visitors and he provided the assist when Malinga grabbed his brace to hand Swallows a 2-1 lead in the 66th minute.

Coach Morgan Mammila reacted by introducing Sirgio Kammies and Ronald Pfumbidzai with less than 16 minutes left on the clock as the hosts looked to restore parity.

However, Amaswaiswai were able to contain the Chilli Boys in the latter stages of the encounter and ultimately, Swallows emerged as 2-1 winners thanks to Malinga’s brace.

Chippa (1) 1 (Lebitso 31′)

Swallows (1) 2 (Malinga 19′, 66′)

Chippa: Kazapua, Mathiane, Banda, Ntsabo (Pfumbidzai 74′), Konqobe (Kammies 75′), Mdunyelwa, Maarman, Mkhize, Mbenyane (Luthuli 46′), Lebitso (Kambindu 80′), Ighodaro.

Swallows: Mbanjwa, Mtshali, Sibiya, Sait, Mngonyama, Sasman, Lukhubeni (Damons 46′), Zulu, Rusike (Uromi 90’+1), Mtshali (Macheke 90’+1), Malinga (Mthethwa 70′).

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