DStv Premiership Match Report: Kaizer Chiefs Fight Off Strong Swallows FC Comback for Crucial Three Points

DStv Premiership Match Report: Kaizer Chiefs Fight Off Strong Swallows FC Comback for Crucial Three Points

  • Kaizer Chiefs continued their upward climb on the DStv Premiership log table
  • The Amakhosi defeated Swallows FC 2-1 in the other Soweto Derby at the Dobsonville Stadium
  • The result saw Chiefs climbing up to fifth place on the log, while the Birds remained rooted to the foot of the table

The lanky Caleb Bimenyimana used his height to maximum effect to open the scoring with a header in the 35th minute. Keagan Dolly then doubled the lead for the Amakhosi in the 46th minute of the first half after Swallows goalkeeper Sanele Tshabalala failed to make what should have been a routine save.

The Birds then pulled one goal back in the 68th minute to set up a tense last 20 minutes of the encounter.

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Swallows FC and Kaizer Chiefs entertained this evening in the DStv Premiership. Image source: @KaizerChiefs.
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Earlier, Richards Bay FC turned over new KwaZulu-Natal rivals 1-0 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Usuthu goalkeeper Veli Mothwa scored an own goal in the 92nd minute of the match after a goalmouth scramble.

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Swallows FC justifies hiking ticket prices for Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs

Those attending the Soweto Derby match between Swallows FC and Kaizer Chiefs in Dobsonville were given a shock.

The club has raised the price of tickets for the much-anticipated encounter, meaning spectators will now have to fork out R100 instead of the usual R60.

The Birds' chairman David Mogashoa, talking to SowetanLIVE, said:

"This game against Chiefs was planned three weeks ago. Security will be very tight and that's why the tickets are selling at R100 each... I am not backing down because we spent R250,000 to prepare for this game. We don't leave anything to chance in category A games."

Mogashoa referenced the recent pitch invasion by Amakhosi supporters during an MTN8 quarterfinal encounter against Stellenbosch FC at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. reported that Cape Town City caused a storm in August when they did something similar when Chiefs rolled into the Mother City.

Source: SportsBrief.com