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.

The teams


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

Sea Birds

Lin­dani Mat­sen­jwa, Sicelo Mav­im­bela, San­du­muzi Zwane, Siphelele Dladla ( Sibusile Mamba) Sibu­siso Dlamini, Gcinizwi Dlamini, Bheku­muzi Mamba, Wandile Nh­leko, Bonginkhosi Dlamini, Muzi Ts­abedze, Thabo Langa

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