Cape Town - Baroka FC and Chippa United shared the spoils in an
evenly-balanced 0-0 Absa Premiership draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday
Chippa dominated first half possession, playing some enterprising
football, but despite a couple of decent chances, they didn't came close
The second half saw Baroka gradually taking control of the
game and they had several chances in the closing minutes, although
Chippa also remained in the game right up to the final whistle and had
opportunities of their own.
Chippa 'keeper Brighton Mhlongo was first into the action, showing
good agility to tip Matome Kgoetyane's speculative left-footer over the
Mark Mayambela had Chippa's first chance, in the 15th minute, but
from 25-yards out his low drive was comfortably saved by Baroka 'keeper
There was another opportunity for the Chilli Boys 10 minute later,
but after a neat build-up, Linda Mntambo side-footed wide with the goal
at his mercy.
The home side had another attempt on goal when Mpho Kgaswane miscued a
volley, but Chippa remained on top and had a chance in the 35th minute
when Kurt Lentjies failed to hit the target from a tight angle after
Mayambela's brilliance had opened up the Bakgaga defence.
Both teams struggled to find penetration after the break and it took
until the 70th minute for chances to arrive as Baroka had three efforts
in quick succession as Abdi Banda and Khutso Mohwatseleng missed with a
header and a shot before Robin Ngalande fired over the bar from inside
At the other end, James Okwuosa went close with a free-kick before
Andile Mbenyane nearly snatched victory for the Chilli Boys in the 86th
minute when his free-kick was tipped onto the woodwork by Dlamini.
There was a replica two minutes later when Chippa 'keeper Mhlongo did
superbly to keep out Kgaswane's free kick, the final moments of the
match playing out without any further chances, and a draw a fair
reflection of the game.