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WED 01 MARCH 2017, 10:00, LOFTUS VERSVELD STADIUM

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Downs, Chippa play to 0-0 draw in completed match

by Graeme Jackson

Wed March 01, 11:20

Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United played to a goalless stalemate in an Absa Premiership which was completed at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday morning.

The game was abandoned in the 42nd minute of the first half on Tuesday night due to a power failure. The league confirmed that, according to rule 14 of the NSL handbook, the match would continue where it left off at 10am on Wednesday morning.

The remaining minutes of the first half were played out without any notable incidents. Early in the second half Percy Tau almost handed ‘Downs the lead, flashing a shot just wide of Daniel Akpeyi’s right-hand post.

It signalled the start of a sustained spell of pressure for the Brazilians, though they needed Thapelo Morena to make a crucial tackle on Menzi Masuku in the 70th minute as the former Orlando Pirates man threatened to cut open the home side’s defence.

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane responded with a triple change around the 75-76 minute mark, sending on Leonardo Catsro, Teko Modise and Asavela Mbekile in an attempt to swing the game in his team’s favour.

Castro very nearly made an immediate impact, with the striker denied by Akpeyi’s legs from his first sight of goal, while on 80 minutes Chippa’s Thamsanqa Sangweni drove a long-range effort on target which called for a fine save from Wayne Sandilands.

The result sees Sundowns remain in fifth place, now on 33 points from 15 matches, while Chippa stay in ninth on 22 points from 19 matches. Both teams will be in league action this weekend.

Mamelodi Sundowns 0

Chippa United 0

Sundowns: Sandilands, S. Zwane, Morena, Hachi, Soumahoro, Nascimento, Kekana, Mohomi, Zakri (Modise 75’), T. Zwane (Castro 75’), Vilakazi (Mbekile 76’)

Chippa: Akpeyi, Thopola, Mako, Chabalala, Bergman, Sangweni, Zuke, Masuku, Mbenyane (Mokondelela 80’), Wambi (Bereng 65’), L. Manzini (Mvelase 88’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LOFTUS VERSVELD STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
40
Goalkeeper
89'
16
Defender
0
Defender
24
16
Defender
27'
13
Defender
21
Midfielder
80'
10
29
Midfielder
90 + 4'
27
Midfielder
35'
8
Midfielder
65'
5
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
76'
11
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
75'
18
Forward/Striker
88'
25
Forward/Striker
75'
24
Forward/Striker
41
SUBSTITUTIONS
Teko Modise
Midfielder
75'
10
Tshwarelo Bereng
Forward/Striker
65'
23
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
75'
25
Donald Mokondelela
Midfielder
80'
28
Asavela Mbekile
Midfielder
76'
5
Mpho Mvelase
Midfielder
88'
0
CARDS
Hlompho Kekana
Midfielder
35'
8
Justice Chabalala
Defender
27'
13
Daniel Akpeyi
Goalkeeper
89'
16
Christopher Bergman
Midfielder
90 + 4'
27
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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