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Qiniso Nyawo transport Birds to Trade Fair finals

Mbabane Swallows’ Felix Badenhorst passes the ball as Young Buffaloes player closes in.

By Sibusiso Masilela

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Swallows won 5-4 after sudden death penalties

Mbabane Swallows goalkeeper Qiniso Nyawo was the hero for his team as he transported the capital city giants into the Trade Fair Cup finals.


The development product saved two penalties and scored one as the ‘Beautiful Birds ‘ saw off Buffaloes 5-4 after sudden death penalties during a gruelling semifinal played at Mavuso Sports Centre on Saturday.
The young goalkeeper kept out defender Sihlangu Mkhwanazi and compatriot Mlungisi Ndwandwe much to the delight of the over vocal Swallows fans.

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Nyawo’s brought back the crowd pullers back into the con after debutant Congolese Aristo Tamuzi missed the second spot kick for the Caleb Ngwenya-led side.
The fierce match saw Buffaloes play the prolonged stages of the match with ten men after Bongiswa

Dlamini was given a straight red by FIFA-accredited referee Thulani Sibandze following a professional foul on Sandile Hlatswako in the first half.
Both teams failed to break the deadlock forcing the match to be decided in the lottery shootout.

‘Umkhonto ka Shaka’will now face Green Mamba in the finals with E300 000 first prize money on Sunday afternoon. Buffaloes will now face Madlenya Fc in the 3rd/4th place in contention for the E50 000 prize money.

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