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Chiefs and Stars in stalemate

2010-10-16 22:48

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs could not break Platinum Stars down as their match at the Rand Stadium ended 0-0 on Saturday night.

Chiefs were disappointing in attack, while Dinaledi were excellent in defence in a match which will be remembered more for Amakhosi owner Kaizer Motaung's birthday celebrations than the action on the pitch.

Chiefs striker Sthembiso Ngcobo took the first real shot of the game in the eight minute, but his left-footed strike from the edge of the box soared over the bar.

Nine minutes later Mandla Masango followed suit, also firing one in too high. And midway through the half the Chiefs forward had another opportunity but his effort was kept out by Stars goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane.

Knowledge Musona got in on the action with half an hour on the clock, but he too fired it over the crossbar, and the sides went into the break all square.

Stars returned in the second half with more intent, and Mbulelo Mabizela took their first real chance in the 55th minute, although his shot was well caught by Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune.

The hosts had another flurry of wasted chances, highlighted by a header from Musona in the 76th minute that flew wide. A number of free kicks were also wasted as the fans in the stadium started to realise it was not going to be Chiefs' night.

With five minutes remaining, Stars sub Bradley Grobler fired one in from 20 yards out, but he missed right.

Henrico Botes also had a headed chance in the dying minutes of the match, but his effort floated wide of the target, keeping the scores at 0-0 come the final whistle.

Football411

Comments
  • JB - 2010-10-17 16:43

    This is so painful for the supporters who travelled all the way to come & watch the pathetic football displayed by Kaizer Chiefs on that night.The players doesnt have plan B for the heavily compact defence because they have a clueless coach who doesnt know his best starting lineup even after a season with same players.To make matters worse,his captain does not communicate with players or take the leading role in the field of play as the coach is by line.There are two missing links for Kaizer Chiefs to perform:1.The coach 2.The captain.

  • Frost21 - 2010-10-18 12:43

    JB, o bolela too bl**dy much and I'm sure you're a Pi-Rats supporter, you not even mentioning your favoirite club, you coward. If you think Khosi needs a new coach & captain then you'er dreaming. Chiefs collects atleast one trophy every year and well, I can't say the same about the Rats. Lebella ditaba tsa team ya gao, o tlogele ditaba tsa ko next door. O tjatjarag, you bl**dy what what

  • mojalefa jonas namolela - 2010-10-18 13:26

    siwelele its a brand.siwelele is better than chiefs.

  • MMMM! - 2010-10-18 14:14

    We are concerned BOBY, soon youl call us unloyal again

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