Moroka Swallows secured a 2-0 win over Stellenbosch FC in a DStv Premiership match played at the Danie Craven Stadium on Tuesday night.
The well-deserved victory elevated Amaswaiswai to the third spot on the league standings and they will now play host to AmaZulu FC on 29 September in another league encounter.
Stellies, on the other hand, slipped down to the 12th spot on the standings and they are scheduled to face Orlando Pirates away in an MTN8 semifinal second-leg clash on 24 September.
The wheels come off for Stellies ❌
Swallows win to extend Stellenbosch's winless run to four matches in the #DStvPrem ⚽⚽ pic.twitter.com/jBCTuQEejV — SuperSport Football ⚽️ (@SSFootball) September 19, 2023
Amaswaiswai got off to the perfect start as they broke the deadlock just two minutes into the game and it was Ntsako Makhubela who hit the back of the back to hand Swallows a 1-0 lead.
Stellies surged forward in numbers as they looked to level matters, but Amaswaiswai stood firm at the back and the score was 1-0 to Swallows during the halftime break in the Winelands.
The hosts pushed for the equalising goal after the restart, but they suffered a major blow when their star defender Ismael Olivier Toure was sent off in the 57th minute with Stellenbosch being reduced to 10 players.
Steve Komphela's side did take advantage of their numerical superiority over Stellies as Tshegofatso Mabasa netted in the 73rd minute to seal Swallows' 2-0 win with Kwanda Mngonyama providing the assist.
Stellenbosch (0) 0
Swallows (1) 2 (Makhubela 2', Mabasa 73')
Stellenbosch: Stephens, Toure, Sibande, Mphahlele (Van Wyk 62'), Nduli (Mthethwa 46'), Mcaba (Oura 74'), Mgaga, Palace (Sekgota 46'), De Jong (Adams 46'), Titus, Rayners
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