MATCH CENTRE

FRI 17 AUGUST 2018, 20:00, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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Chiefs still winless following Maritzburg stalemate

by Bertin Basson

Fri August 17, 21:58

Kaizer Chiefs poor start to the 2018-19 Absa Premiership continued as they were held to a goalless draw by a 10-man Maritzburg United outfit at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Friday evening.

Siphesihle Ndlovu received his marching orders after 15 minutes following a nasty challenge on Siyabonga Ngezana.

Despite being a man down, it was the team of choice to register the first attempt on goal as Deolin Mekoa fired his attempt inches wide a few minutes later following a defensive mistake by Willard Katsande.

Chiefs kicked into motion soon after as Khama Billiat squandered a golden chance before Hendrick Ekstein guided his attempt onto the woordwork with 26 minutes on the clock.

The Amakhosi continued to struggle in their attempts to break down a depleted Maritzburg outfit following the break as the rain continued to fall in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Siphiwe Tshabalala rose off the bench in the closing stages and came close to finding the back of the net in the 80th minute. Richard Ofori forced into a top save to deny the midfielder; Siyanda Xulu was then in hand to clear the rebound as Maritzburg put their bodies on the line.

Despite a frantic finish to the encounter, Maritzburg were able to hold on as they registered their first point of the campaign.

Maritzburg United (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 0

Maritzburg United: Ofori; Sanoka, De Reuck, Xulu, Tlhone, Buchanan (Farmer 78'), Shandu, Ndlovu, Mekoa, Makgalwa (Kunene 65'), Fileccia (Mokate 54').

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Mphahlele, Ngezana, Cardoso, Ntiya-Ntiya (Tshabalala 76'), Katsande, Mahlasela (Moon 59'), Ntshangase, Ekstein, Billiat, Castro (Parker 87').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1 2
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
3
Defender
4
Defender
23
2
Defender
25
Defender
31'
76'
36
Defender
6
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
58'
17
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
59'
78'
12
10
Midfielder
18'
8
Midfielder
70'
30
Forward/Striker
55'
9
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
61'
7
Forward/Striker
87'
8
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mohau Mokate
Forward/Striker
55'
22
Ryan Moon
Forward/Striker
58'
29
Mxolisi Kunene
Midfielder
61'
36
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Midfielder
76'
14
Denwin Farmer
Defender
78'
5
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
87'
25
CARDS
Siphesihle Ndlovu
Midfielder
18'
8
Siphosakhe Ntiyantiya
Defender
31'
36
Mohau Mokate
Forward/Striker
59'
22
Siyabonga Ngezana
Midfielder
70'
30
Keagan Buchanan
Midfielder
59'
12
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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