Leopards maul dissapointing 'Birds'

Black Leopards kicked off their Castle Premiership campaign on a sound footing when they beat Moroka Swallows 2-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium  on Saturday afternoon.

Lidoda Duvha' were all over the visitors in the opening stages of the match but could not convert the large number of chances into goals.

They finally attained that all-important opener in the 13th minute when Robert N'ambi capitalised on a goalmouth scrabble, and beat the 'Beautiful Birds' keeper Greg Etafia with a well-struck shot.

The 2006/07 Manguang Cup winners came out smoking in the second half, and looked the side most likely to score.

This was however, not to be as the home side resisted the pressure immaculately.

In the 71st minute, Leopards increased their tally to two when the ever reliant Rudzani Ramudzuli scored after receiving a cross struck from the right hand side of the field.

The Limpopo-based side are now perched at the top of the 2006/07 Castle Premiership, followed by Santos in second.

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Saturday, September 30
Castle Premiership
Ajax v Moroka Swallows
Venue: Newlands Stadium

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
Moroka Swallows v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
Arrows v Moroka Swallows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, September 24
SAA Supa 8 Semi-final
v Kaizer Chiefs
Venue: ABSA Stadium

Wednesday, September 20
Castle Premiership

0-1 v Sundowns
Venue: JHB Stadium

Sunday, September 17
Castle Premiership
0-0 vs Benoni P. United
Venue: Meadowlands Stadium

Wednesday, September 13
Castle Premiership (POSTPONED)
Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, September 10
Castle Premiership
1-0 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Saturday, August 26
Castle Premiership
0-2 vs Black Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Sunday, August 20
SAA Supa 8 Q/F
2-1 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Will Moroka Swallows win the SAA Supa 8?