MATCH CENTRE

WED 14 DECEMBER 2016, 19:30, FNB STADIUM

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Celtic hold Chiefs to goalless stalemate in Soweto

by BackPageTXT

Wed December 14, 21:59

Bloemfontein Celtic grabbed a point as they drew 0-0 with a stuttering Kaizer Chiefs side in an Absa Premiership contest on Wednesday night at FNB Stadium.

The draw means that the Mangaung-based side remain placed at number 12 on the log standings with 12 points from as many matches in their league campaign.

Although both sides fought for possession, the first 10 minutes of the encounter could not produce any clear cut opportunities.

However, right on the 14th minute, goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb failed to clear the ball off his line and Michelle Katsvairo wasted a great chance as he shot over the crossbar with no keeper between the posts.

In the 20th minute, a well struck shot by Lucky Baloyi from the middle of the park sailed over the post following continuous pressure from the hosts.

Amakhosi continued to dominate the proceedings in the midfield of the park and Edmore Chirambadare ignited a solo effort, but his low shot from range went straight to Tignyemb with 10 minutes to go until half-time.

There were no goals in the end of the first half.

In the 48th minute, Siwelele tried to unlock their hosts' defence with good inter passing as Musa Nyatama was set free on the d-line, but he shot straight at keeper, Brilliant Khuzwayo.

Six minutes later, Tignyemb was called into action from close range to deny Erick Mathoho after a sweet set-piece whipped in by Simphiwe Tshabalala.

With less than 15 minutes remaining, Khuzwayo produced good reflexes when he denied Nyatama twice as Siwelele made good movements into the Chiefs half.

The last five minutes saw Lehlohonolo Seema's men piling more pressure on Steve Komphela's side as Khuzwayo was the busiest of the two keepers, but there were no goals in the end.

For the Soweto giants, they now move to the sixth spot on the log with 18 points as they wrapped their ninth match without a win.

Kaizer Chiefs (0)
Bloemfontein Celtic (0)

Kaizer Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Mphahlele, Gordinho, Mathoho, Cardoso, Baloyi, Maluleka (Buchanan 80'), Chirambadare, Lebese (Malongoane 41'), Tshabalala, Katsvairo (Parker 50')

Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb, Maruping (Shikweni 76'), Letlabika, Ndengane, Mxoyana, Dube, Sankara, Zuma, Hotto (Masuku 70'), Nyatama, Nyondo (Razak 62')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
4
Defender
21
Defender
14'
3
Defender
74'
19
26
5
Defender
35
Midfielder
27
2
Midfielder
70'
11
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
41'
17
Midfielder
52'
76'
6
Midfielder
58'
80'
12
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
50'
8
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
62'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Joseph Malongoane
Forward/Striker
41'
23
Fiston Razak Abdul
Forward/Striker
62'
21
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
50'
25
Khethowakhe Masuku
Midfielder
70'
0
Keagan Buchanan
Midfielder
80'
10
Vusi Shikweni
Midfielder
76'
25
CARDS
Erick Mathoho
Defender
14'
3
Mpho Maruping
Midfielder
52'
6
George Maluleka
Midfielder
58'
12
Sibusiso Mxoyana
Defender
74'
19
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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