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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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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Joined: 17 Feb 2017
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Apr 20, 2017 11:05 PM
pierats wont win any thing cos if their unholy supporters for the pas 4 season
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Apr 20, 2017 11:03 PM
ilike the last stanza(paragraph) coweditor ,,when you said "two big boys we knocked in the last 16" refering to pierats and sondoms,,akere
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Apr 20, 2017 10:41 PM
i was not impressed with the pretoria fluke teams for buying two each other,,,,that 6 points and 6goals within a week against neigbours need investigation, , this not corrupt champions league ,where you find reinstated because of bribes
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MAluleka+KAtsande+KAtsvairo==MaKaKa Apr 20, 2017 10:08 PM
If it was not for corrupt match officials kaizer chiefs wud b where swallows is today...kaizer chiefs never sweat for all these trophies they bragging about everydae...they just bought them yet they pride themselves in being kings...WTF
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La'Quintah Apr 20, 2017 09:45 PM
Our mighty Pirates can fall too, things are bad...
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thabanakhosi Apr 20, 2017 09:15 PM
Where is @SL hate donkey ? This article is for him
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MessiNeymarSuarez-General Modise Apr 20, 2017 08:51 PM
I remember that Night Phenyo Mongala skinned Zebras Jimmy Tau alive ....kikikiki .... Tjeeeeerrrrrr Cowditor,
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MessiNeymarSuarez-General Modise Apr 20, 2017 08:44 PM
Phenyo Mongala, What a player he was .. REMINDER : SuperZebras-0 . 6-Sundowns
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Nyathiej084 Apr 20, 2017 08:40 PM
Thanx very much cowditor high five this is the best news for the likes of @Sl hated donkey he will run naked here
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Dr-barnes Apr 20, 2017 08:21 PM
The Mighty Birds
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mabaleng samadula. MV Apr 20, 2017 08:01 PM
Yes is bad thing for dube site really to be where the team is bad
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mabaleng samadula. MV Apr 20, 2017 08:01 PM
Yes is bad thing for dube site really to be where the team is bad

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