Pirates, Sea Birds share spoils
Manzini Sea Birds...................... (1)1 Moneni Pirates............................ (0)1
SMONENI Pirates continued with their drawing stream as they played to a 1-all stalemate against Manzini Sea Birds. This was during their MTN League encounter played at the Mavuso Sports Centre yesterday. Manzini Sea Birds started the match on a high and were the first to create a clear-cut chance through Thabo Langa who took a thunderous shot, whichwent inches over the bar. Sea Birds were all over Moneni in the first half and were back at it in the 22nd minute through Muzi Tsabedze. The speedy forward played a quick one two with Wandile Nhleko and released a ground shot, but Siyabonga Zwane who was manning the Moneni goal-post was up to the task.
The blue and white ensemble's efforts finally paid off in the 39th minute when they broke the deadlock through Bonginkhosi Dlamini's shot in a goalmouth scramble. The match went into recess with Sea Birds leading with a solitary strike.
After recess, Moneni Pirates came back as a much better team and were back to their 3-5-2 formation , which saw Mphucuko ‘Smoothies’ Dlamini and Lwazi ‘Shumi’ Mamba breaking out on both flanks. After huffing and puffing, the Moneni Buccaneers
eventually found their elusive equalizer through 'Shumi' who scored with a looping ball from the left flank 12 minutes before full-time, to claim yet another draw for the Terisayi Changara led charges.
Siyabonga Zwane, Thabo Vilakati, Mthunzi Motsa, Samkelo Ginindza's, Zweli Mdlovu, Menzi Simelane, Charles Dlamini , Zombodze Dlamini (Siphosethu Mlotsa), Phinda Nkonyane, Lwazi Mamba, Mpucuko Dlamini
Lindani Matsenjwa, Sicelo Mavimbela, Sandumuzi Zwane, Siphelele Dladla ( Sibusile Mamba) Sibusiso Dlamini, Gcinizwi Dlamini, Bhekumuzi Mamba, Wandile Nhleko, Bonginkhosi Dlamini, Muzi Tsabedze, Thabo Langa