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Throwback Thursday: Chiefs Shocked, When Swallows Flew

Nedbank Cup 2009 - The Year The Dube Birds Flew...

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 20, 2017 07:31 PM
We’re celebrating 10 years of the Nedbank Cup in South Africa, and it’s sad to look back at when Moroka Swallows – now down the divisions – had it in their grasp.
 
 
The once mighty Dube Birds, thanks to Vinicius da Silva, managed to go all the way in the tournament in 2009 as Julio Leal guided them to victory against a University of Pretoria side that defied all the odds to get into the final.
 
Tuks were beaten 1-0 by Swallows in the showpiece game, however they made sure they took some top-flight scalps on the way there as players such as Andile Jali, Phenyo Mongala and Mthokosizi Yende helped them beat Kaizer Chiefs, Bloemfontein Celtic and Ajax Cape Town.
 
Click through the gallery to see some images from the 2009 Nedbank Cup
 
The victory over Chiefs, in a real David vs Goliath bout, was probably the most impressive, with the club twice coming from behind before scoring a late winner in the Round of 16.
 
Before beating the Pretoria-based outfit, Swallows swept past Bidvest Wits, Peace Lovers, Maritzburg United and Black Leopards on the way to Rand Stadium, and finished the job thanks to their man from Brazil, Da Silva.
 
South Africa’s other big boys, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, were both knocked out in the Round of 16 by Celtic and Platinum Stars, with Thulani Serero, Thabo Mongalo, Mark Haskins and Mongala sharing the golden boot with three goals each.

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MDANANA Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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MDANANA Apr 23, 2017 08:53 AM
It is 2straightseasns without a cup but we demand at least 4seasons for zebras@Xolisa{khosificated}
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Tumza086 Apr 21, 2017 10:15 AM
I remember this one correctly I was at the stadium seating next to thapelo tshilo who came with his baby son and also tsietsi mahoa they were both still playing for cosmos and i remember soccer laduma taking our pics
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The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Apr 21, 2017 07:57 AM
Downs Reachng Champions League In 2001
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The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Apr 21, 2017 07:51 AM
The First Nedbank Cup Was Won By Downs With The Chabangu Trademark Goal, We Are Celebrating
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The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Apr 21, 2017 07:46 AM
The Most Successful Kuyi Psl Era Is Sundowns With 7 League Titles
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thabanakhosi Apr 21, 2017 07:36 AM
Somewhere somehow wheels are coming off. Out of the Nedbank ,struggling to produce goals on open game believe me or not wheels are coming off Supper Sport proof that 5 nil was a fluke even Sundowns surprised themselves
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The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Apr 21, 2017 07:27 AM
@Gadla NXastagie When Was The Psl Formed? Njengoba Ulinganisa I Downs Ne Thieves,
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thabanakhosi Apr 21, 2017 07:25 AM
I love my beloved team you won't go a single a day without reading about kaizer chiefs.Some people things Chiefs supporters talk too much no it's just that we are too many.Pitso makes me love about Tshwane derby on the pre post match interview: You go to Cairo,Kinshasa,lumbamo,Soweto you will find the stadium packed, but look here no people here.: is Pitso not me
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The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Apr 21, 2017 07:23 AM
(khosificated) Should Be Kaizer Thieves Defender, He Knows How To Defend Thieves Ngisho Ibheda.
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Matt93 Apr 21, 2017 07:06 AM
Only Andile Kali is relevant still...
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 21, 2017 07:06 AM
@Gadla NXastagie pleasure Khosi. These people always compare themselves with chiefs, but they clsim they ar in the same league with rats..... If why they dnt compare thrir teams I dnt knw... Mayb deep down in their hrt they knw bosso ke mang.... They check hw far ar they to be equal with us.
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MDANANA Apr 21, 2017 07:04 AM
@Xolisa{khosificated} ...thanks for that, but why chiefs then struggle against nedbank smallanyanas - dont reply to this because you think you are the cleverer amongst the other zebras
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Gadla NXastagie Apr 21, 2017 06:31 AM
Thankx@Xolisa n also 9-0 against M-Rangers to add.Downs never won by 5-0 or 6-0 against Psl teams before.its the first time this year.4get about small Nongoma team we talk about Psl teams.
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The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Apr 21, 2017 06:30 AM
Small Teams Defeats Of Kaizer Thieves Started In 1978 And Stonebreakers Were The Winners In A Cup Game, Yinto Yabo Leyo It Is In Their D.N.A.
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 21, 2017 06:05 AM
@MDANANA plz ask if chiefs hv ever lose by 5-0 then I will denitely answer u. By the way we won by 6-0 against Amazulu 5 yrz back. We eon by 5 - 0 in one of the cup final against Jomo, that wz in 2001 when we were name African team of thr year.
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MDANANA Apr 21, 2017 05:24 AM
Have chiefs or zebrass ever won 5-0, if yes when was that against who because they cant beat small teams i see
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MDANANA Apr 21, 2017 05:21 AM
So the zebras are easy meat for miner teams in the nedbank cup, record. Then lower teams tuks and baroka blew zebras and were recently nearly acornbushed by yet another smallanyana vs unkown fc powerlines 0- 24 sundowns nedbank cup
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MDANANA Apr 21, 2017 05:21 AM
So the zebras are easy meat for miner teams in the nedbank cup, record. Then lower teams tuks and baroka blew zebras and were recently nearly acornbushed by yet another smallanyana vs unkown fc powerlines 0- 24 sundowns nedbank cup
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Hloni'mayeng2 Apr 21, 2017 03:13 AM
I hate chiefs nd dats no joke. I hate evrythn abwt chiefs includin their idiot supportes. Chiefs supporters are so clueless they blv thy ar gng 2 win the league. If chiefs win the league i'll give them R2 to buy a player ths transfer window
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Tksnr Apr 20, 2017 11:51 PM
now both of the are about to be defunct hey thats sad for swallows cos they were once the giant of SA soccer and Tuks were giants killers and produced 1 of the best young talents in mzansi

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