Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs stayed in fourth place on the Absa Premiership table
after playing to a 0-0 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match at
FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.
Chiefs were poor in front of goal in a result that sees them up to
45 points on the table, two points behind third placed Platinum Stars while
Celtic are in 12 place with 32 points.
Celtic struggled to get their foot on the ball early on, but their
well-organised defence kept Chiefs frustrated and did not allow them to get a
decent effort on goal.
In fact, the first significant shot on goal came in the 18th minute courtesy of
Phunya Sele Sele’s Dumisani Zuma, but his 20-yard shot went narrowly over the
Two minutes later Chiefs should have taken the lead following a
goalmouth scramble inside the Celtic box after a corner-kick, but Morgan Gould
shot high into the stands from 14-yards out.
In the 31st minute, Siphiwe Tshabalala delivered a
free-kick into the box which Gould headed into the path of Erick Mathoho, but
the Chiefs defender fired over from close range under no pressure.
Celtic finished the half the stronger of the two teams with
Thapelo Morena breaking into the Amakhosi box in the 33rd minute, but he pulled
his 16-yard shot inches wide of the goal.
Musa Nyatama should have opened the scoring for Celtic in the
second minute of first half injury time when he met a low cross from Zuma, but
he shot wide from ten-yards out with the goal at his mercy.
The half ended 0-0.
Chiefs had the first shot on goal in the second half when Willard
Katsande fired a powerful 30-yard effort inches over the crossbar in the 51st minute.
Five minutes later some swift passing by Chiefs saw Tshabalala
through on goal, but he failed ot beat the Celtic keeper in a one-on-one.
In the 68th minute Lyle Lakay tested the fingertips of
Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who made a good stop to deny the Celtic
attacker from 25-yards out.
Ten minutes later it was the turn of the Celtic keeper to make a
great save as he turned a 20-yard shot from Tshabalala around the post.
Chiefs pressed hard in the final ten minutes, but could not find
the winner and had to settle for the goalless draw on the night.
Chiefs (0) 0
Celtic (0) 0