Cape Town - Both Jeremy Brockie and Kingston Nkhatha missed clear-cut
chances in the second-half as SuperSport United were held to a goalless draw by
Chippa United in an Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on
Perfect playing conditions welcomed the teams in
Atteridgeville with a free-flowing, end-to-end encounter on the cards.
The game, though, failed to live up to its billing in the
opening stanza with neither side able to create a single noteworthy chance at
goal. Michael Morton's 25th minute strike the only shot on target.
Dan Malesela was so unimpressed with his troops that the
Chippa United coach made two substitutes in the 37th minute. The pair of Buyani
Sali and David Zulu pulled off in favour of Menzi Masuku and Lerato
After what was a rather lackluster first-half, the game
threatened to spark into life three minutes after the break.
Following good work by Thuso Phala down the right-flank, the
ball fell to Nkhahta and with only the Chllli Boys goalkeeper to beat, the
Zimbabwe international failed in doing just that.
Daniel Akpeyi with a good save; but in all honesty the
former Kaizer Chiefs man should have put the Tshwane outfit a goal up.
Matsatsantsa had another chance to open the scoring in the
59th minute, but somehow Jeremy Brockie's header attempt failed to cross the
line with Akpeyi alert at his back post.
Brockie had a chance to steal all three points for
Matsatsantsa at the death, but the New Zealand international scuffed his
attempt wide with the goal at his mercy - the game ending with the rather
unexpected scoreline of 0-0.