MATCH CENTRE

SAT 07 MAY 2016, 15:00, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

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Arrows hold Chippa in East London

by BackPageTXT

Sat May 07, 17:02

Chippa United and Golden Arrows played to a goalless stalemate in an Absa Premiership clash at Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Saturday afternoon.

The draw leaves the Chilli Boys placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log, while Abafana Bes'thende also remained ninth on the league standings.

The visitors had chance to score from a free-kick just nine minutes into the game and Kudakwashe Mahachi's effort from the set-piece sailed over the crossbar.

In the 16th minute, Arrows forward Frank Mhango came very close to netting as he challenged Chippa goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, but the ball missed the target.

The in-form Malawi international then found some space just outside the Chippa box in the 33rd minute and he unleashed a powerful shot which failed to trouble Akpeyi.

Chippa full-back Nkosinathi Mthiyane received the first booking of the match on the stroke of half-time following a bad challenge on Arrows youngster Nkanyiso Cele.

Ten minutes after the restart Chippa midfielder Buyani Sali forced Arrows shot-stopper Mbaeva into a decent save as the home side searched for the opening goal.

Andile Mbenyane pulled the trigger from range in the 68th minute and the Chilli Boys playmarker's effort sailed over the Abafana Bes'thende goal-posts.

With seven minutes left on the clock, Thamsanqa Sangweni's dangerous curling attempt from a corner-kick was easily gathered by Namibian keeper Mbaeva.

Nevertheless, the Chilli Boys and Abafana Bes'thende drew 0-0 and the two sides shared the spoils on the day.

Chippa (0) 0
Arrows (0) 0

Chippa: Akpeyi, Thopola, Okwuosa, Maponyane, Mlambo, Mthiyane, Zulu (M.Cele 72'), Sali, Sangweni (Zuke 93'), Mbenyane (Mbokoma 84'), Molangoane

Arrows: Mbaeva, Mngwengwe, Dube, Mathiane, Hlongwane (S.Dlamini 60'), Mahachi, Mhango, Bilankulu, Shitolo, Cele (Molefe 67'), Sibeko (Sikhakhane 82').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
6
Defender
5
Defender
24
Defender
28
Defender
2
21
Defender
32
Defender
14
Midfielder
84'
10
Defender
20
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
46
Midfielder
44'
7
Midfielder
60'
30
Midfielder
90 + 3'
21
Midfielder
67'
17
Forward/Striker
72'
45
Midfielder
82'
35
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
49
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mhlengi Cele
Midfielder
72'
14
Sandile Dlamini
Midfielder
60'
0
Zaphaniah Mbokoma
Midfielder
84'
0
Thabo Molefe
Midfielder
67'
24
Sandile Zuke
Midfielder
90 + 3'
22
Thembela Sikhakhane
Defender
82'
28
CARDS
Nkosinathi Mthiyane
Midfielder
44'
7
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
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