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Dikwena End Confed Cup Campaign Winless Despite Ng'ambi's Heroics

CAF Confederation Cup Report: Platinum Stars v Mbabane Swallows 08 July 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 08, 2017 08:52 PM
CAF Confederation Cup
 
Result: Platinum Stars 2-2 Mbabane Swallows
 
Date: 08 July 2017
 
Venue: Moruleng Stadium
 
Platinum Stars ended their CAF Confederation Cup group stage campaign with a draw, as they came back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw with Mbabane Swallows.
 
Dikwena goalkeeper, Steven Hoffman was called into action inside the opening 10 minutes, as he produced a good save to keep out Njabulo Ndlovu's stinging effort.
 
Swallows then took the lead in the 20th minute when Wonder Nhleko's free-kick took a deflection off Sibusiso Msomi and sailed into the far corner with Hoffman stranded, 0-1.
 
The hosts started to settle after the 30 minute-mark, and looked threatening down the left flank with Gift Links, although they failed to carve out chances.
 
Stars ended the half the stronger of the two sides, but they were unable to test Mounana shot-stopper, Sandile Ginindza throughout the opening stanza.
 
10 minutes into the second half, Dikwena nearly leveled matters but Ginindza produced a fine save to keep out  Khunou's effort from distance.
 
However, Swallows doubled their lead in the 69th minute Sabelo Ndzinisa rose above Sphamandla Mlilo and sent a fine header past Hoffman.
 
Stars did pull a goal back in the 79th minute when Robert Ng'ambi poked home from six-yards out at the near post, 1-2.
 
Abia Nale then went agonisingly close to leveling matters three minutes later when he rattled the upright from the edge of the box.
 
Dikwena were not to be denied in the 86th minute as un-marked Ng'ambi headed into the far corner from six-yards for his second of the game.
 
The home side pushed for a winner in the closing stages but Ng'ambi was denied a hat-trick after his glancing header struck the upright, while Hoffman produced a superb save at the other end to ensure the match ended 2-2.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Stars: Stars: Hoffman, Mere, Mlilo, Mnguni, Lesabane (Nale 63'), Mathe, Msomi, Khounou (Senne 74'), Links, Ng'ambi.
 


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Psekano Joined: 02 Aug 2012
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Psekano Jul 10, 2017 11:22 AM
The experience gained from continental games will be an added advantage to this coming season. Proud of you #ReDikwena, Though not qualifying for the quarter finals you did us proud. A very improved team. Well done team Dikwena
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Mfanakamdala Jul 10, 2017 07:32 AM
@madadada ... hayi wena! There is 4 spots for SA in Africa coz of Pirates
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THE NK Jul 10, 2017 06:43 AM
Ayi P.Stars no man.
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Mr pk Jul 09, 2017 08:08 PM
What aprayer ng,ambi always bung goels more than a lot of strikers big up man
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madadada Jul 09, 2017 06:32 PM
Things up Dikwena, you did your best with the resources you have, others only play in Mzantsi only, they only get to other countries to play for COWS. That's Chiefs and Pirates.
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Matthias Jul 09, 2017 05:40 PM
Soccerladuma soccerladuma
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CCL CHAMPS+SUPER CUP Jul 09, 2017 01:15 PM
Yerrrrr our home team cant even beat a weak team from swaziland, this is a disgrace to SA football
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Down_And_Out Jul 09, 2017 09:56 AM
waste of data here
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Hlanganani Makhosi Jul 09, 2017 09:11 AM
Cowditor khawyeke uvubisa mani zintoni ezi uzibhale apha....... Ibidlala nantoni iPlatinum khawcacise
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shezin22 Jul 09, 2017 08:44 AM
Waste of data.get fresh news mani n stop ukuthengisa Amanga
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sya90 Jul 09, 2017 07:44 AM
Fresh news...ay ndaba yokyophuza ngasnikile ezintsha izndaba post then u can visit bar
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Phumulong Jul 09, 2017 07:33 AM
yooh to difficult
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thatos Jul 09, 2017 07:22 AM
Great fight back by Dikwena even if they are eliminated they play represent Mzansi with pride.
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Amose Jul 09, 2017 06:54 AM
Sure admin
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millonaire Jul 09, 2017 06:12 AM
People aren't taking their jobs serious here, SSU walked over monana but according to SL, mounana keeper was playing against PS. Stop being lazy and do your homework
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Heavyd Chlorikop Jul 09, 2017 04:53 AM
Eish continental competitions are very tough, Zanaco from Zambia has been leading their group since day one only to fail to qualify to the quarter finals on the last day due to inferior goal difference. Good luck to Sundowns and Supersport keep the Mzansi flag flying high.
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I LOVE PIRATES Man U RM Jul 09, 2017 12:29 AM
Good luck to Mbabane Swallows... You the best guys
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Papa Charles Jul 08, 2017 11:15 PM
@the-champion kikiki hope zim fans r dead
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the-champion Jul 08, 2017 11:06 PM
At least they have tried unlike the other team which is waiting for the maize tournament, beer{black label} n a Swazi cow!

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