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Weekend talking points: Kaizer Chiefs win comes at heavy price for Swallows FC

11:52 SAST 2021/11/29
Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs Bernard Parker Mashiane
The result of the Soweto derby enabled Amakhosi to move up to second position while it left their opponents rock bottom on the PSL table

Kaizer Chiefs’ 3-1 win over Swallows FC at Dobsonville has resulted in the entire Birds’ technical team being told not to report for training.

  • Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Continental and domestic action

    There were six PSL league games last weekend as well as two Caf Confederation Cup matches which saw a win for Orlando Pirates and a 1-0 defeat for Marumo Gallants away to DR Congo heavyweights TP Mazembe.

  • Brandon Truter Moroka Swallows coach

    Truter shown the door

    Despite leading Swallows back to the top-flight after a five-year absence, Swallows head coach Brandon Truter as well as his entire technical team were effectively fired by the club on Sunday night having slipped to the bottom of the standings after losing to Chiefs.

    The Birds have won only one of 12 league matches this term and just two of 32 league games, stretching back to last season.

  • Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs (c) celebrates goal with teamamte Austin Dube of (r)

    Amakhosi on the rise

    While it was a tough day for Swallows, Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was happy with his side’s performance in their 3-1 win. It means the Soweto giants have won five of their last seven games, and especially pleasing will be the good form of Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly and Bernard Parker.

  • Makhehleni Makhaula of AmaZulu challenged by Amadou Soukouna of Maritzburg United, November 2021

    Chasing pack continue to drop points

    Chiefs’ rise up the standings has been helped by the stuttering form of their nearest rivals – Stellenbosch FC and Sekhukhune United both lost while SuperSport United and AmaZulu drew their matches. There was, however, a win for Royal AM – their victory over Stellies means the KZN side are third on 21 points, just one behind the Glamour Boys.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Orlando Pirates on the rebound?

    After a tough period with some poor results, Pirates bounced back in fine style last week with two emphatic victories – following their 3-0 league win over Stellenbosch, the Sea Robbers recorded a 2-0 victory over LPRC Oilers in the Caf Confederation Cup, away in Liberia. Two clean sheets for the week, and having the strikers and attacking midfielders in amongst the goals, is a big plus for Bucs.

  • Yusuf Maart, Sekhukhune United & Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2021

    Normal business resumes for Mamelodi Sundowns

    After uncharacteristically dropping four points in two matches, Sundowns were back to winning ways on the weekend with their 2-0 victory over Sekhukhune. The Brazilians are now a hefty eight points above second-placed Chiefs, with a game in hand, and even the sending off of goalkeeper Denis Onyango won’t be of great concern thanks to their star-studded squad.