MATCH CENTRE

TUE 25 OCTOBER 2016, 19:30, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

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Chippa held at home by Celtic

by BackPageTXT

Tue October 25, 21:46

Chippa United were held to a goalless draw at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium by Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership clash on Tuesday.

While Chippa saw plenty of the ball in the first half, it was Celtic who created the better openings – most often through counter attacks and a willingness to play longer passes forward whenever they had the chance.

One such example produced a great opportunity in the 14th minute: Vuyisile Wana did great work to control a long ball before beating his marker to be faced with only the goalkeeper to beat, but Daniel Akpeyi made a brave save at his feet.

Twenty minutes later another swift, direct attack by the visitors saw Fiston Abdul Razak presented with a sight of goal, but his shot from the edge of the area drifted wide of the target and was no bother for Akpeyi.

Scoring chances remained relatively hard to come by for both teams, but midway through the second half Celtic threatened again when Mpho Maruping got up highest to meet a free kick from Lyle Lakay, only to direct his header over the target.

On 82 minutes Chippa came the closest to a goal that either side managed when Diamond Thopola went for goal direct from a free kick – he had the beating of Patrick Tignyemb, but not the woodwork, with his shot rebounding off the angle of post and crossbar.

Deep in injury time Menzi Masuku got on the end of a fine diagonal cross from Thopola and glanced a header just wide of the far post, Chippa’s last effort to try and claim all three points on offer.

Chippa United 0

Bloemfontein Celtic 0

Chippa: Akpeyi, Thopola, Kama, Okwuosa, van Heerden, Masuku, Sangweni, Sali, Wambi, (Mbokoma 65’), Lorch, Shiba (L. Manzini 46’)

Celtic: Tignyemb, Letlabika, Sankara, Dube, Mxoyana, Lakay, Ndengane, Maruping (Shikweni 78’), Hotto (Nyatama 66’), Wana (Masana 52’), Abdul Razak

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
90 + 5'
30
Defender
40
Defender
21
Defender
6
Defender
24'
19
Defender
24
5
Midfielder
46'
0
Midfielder
90'
27
Midfielder
65'
5
Midfielder
66'
11
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
41
Midfielder
78'
6
Midfielder
3
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
52'
20
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lerato Manzine
Forward/Striker
46'
25
Musa Nyatama
Midfielder
66'
4
Zaphaniah Mbokoma
Midfielder
65'
0
Vusi Shikweni
Midfielder
78'
25
CARDS
Sibusiso Mxoyana
Defender
24'
19
Patrick Tignyemb
Goalkeeper
90 + 5'
30
Alfred Ndengane
Midfielder
90'
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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