Cape Town - Dino Ndlovu scored a late equaliser as Free
State Stars were denied a sixth straight win after being held to a 2-2 draw by
Mpumalanga Black Aces at Goble park on Saturday.
Moeketsi Sekola had given the
hosts the lead after 51 minutes - the goal also ensuring he walked away with
the league's golden boot - before Roger da Costa levelled 12 minute later.
But Hendrik Somaeb again put
Stars in front after 72 minutes, with Ndlovu then denying Kinnah Phiri's men
all the points.
The result meant the Free
Staters ended ninth in the Premiership table, with AmaZayoni finishing 10th.
Both sides exchanged early chances
with Bongolethu Jayiya firing straight at Johnny Mathole for the visitors and
Thabo Moloi warming the gloves of Jackson Mabokgwane.
The enterprising Moloi was
again in the mix after 16 minutes when he headed wide from the six-yard box.
Midway through the half Hendrik
Somaeb failed to find the target from range as Stars pressed for the opener.
Moloi had a third chance to get
onto the scoresheet just after the half horr, but fired wide to the left.
And before the break Nigerian
Onyekachi Okonkwo almost snatched the lead against the run of play - captain
Paulos Masehe making a late block to rescue his side and keep it scoreless at
Sekola and Okonkwo then
exchanged strikes, before Somaeb put his side in front and Ndlovu secured the