Swallows knock Bucs out of MTN8

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Swallows booked their place in the MTN8 semi-finals after beating the defending champions Orlando Pirates 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.

All the three goals were scored in the first half of the original Soweto Derby MTN8 quarterfinal.

‘The Dube Birds’ took the lead in the 16th minute via a well taken free-kick by Ruzaigh Gamaldien, who beat Richard Ofori in the bottom corner.

Seven minutes later, Gamildien completed his brace by chipping the ball into the net after catching Ofori out of his line.

But it didn’t take long for Pirates to pull one back as Kabelo Dlamini scored from the penalty spot after Virgil Vries was accused of bringing Deon Hotto down inside the box.

The home side pushed for the equaliser but no goals were scored in the second half as Pirates crash out of the top 8 tournament.

By FARPost Reporter