MATCH CENTRE

SAT 10 NOVEMBER 2018, 18:00, MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

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Chippa hold Chiefs goalless in Durban

by Graeme Jackson

Sat November 10, 20:08

Chippa United put in a strong showing to hold Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening.

The match was the second ‘behind closed doors’ home fixture for the Amakhosi, who were generally outplayed by the Chilli Boys and needed a strong performance from the defence to claim a share of the spoils.

Chiefs had an early scare when Thabo Rakhale sprung the offside trap, but Itumeleng Khune came quickly off his line and outside of his penalty area to make a block – the subsequent loose ball nearly gave Chippa a chance to shoot on an unguarded goal, but they failed to take full advantage.

On 26 minutes Chippa created a great chance to open the scoring, with Kurt Lentjies squaring from the right of the penalty area to find Lerato Manzini, but with the ball slightly behind him the striker was only able to direct a tame shot straight at Khune.

Chiefs had offered little in attack through the first half but they almost claimed the lead in the 43rd minute when George Maluleka shot on target from just outside the box, only for Daniel Akpeyi to make an outstanding save – this ensured the game was locked at 0-0 at the interval.

Both teams made a change at the start of the second half, with Chiefs replacing defender Mario Booysen with Daniel Cardoso, while Chippa’s Tercious Malepe made way for Miguel Timm in the heart of midfield.

The Chilli Boys looked dangerous in the early minutes after the break, and the Amakhosi needed Siyabonga Ngezana to make two goal-saving interventions – first a tackle on Rakhale when he had only Khune to beat, and seconds later a clearance off his own goal line to deny Frederic Nsabiyumva’s header from a corner kick.

In the 58th minute the visitors again opened up Chiefs’ defence and presented a chance for Lerato Manzini, but he saw his low shot turned away for a corner kick by Khune. The striker was soon replaced by his namesake, Rhulani.

Chippa continued to look the better team and on 78 minutes a long-range shot from Boikanye Komane needed to be tipped over the bar by Khune, before the resultant corner kick saw another close shave for the Soweto giants.

Those proved to be the last clear chances at either end of the field, with the teams settling for a share of the points. The result takes Chippa up two places to 13th on the log, while Chiefs remain in fourth but could drop a couple of places by the end of Saturday night.

Kaizer Chiefs 0
Chippa United 0

Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Ngezana, Booysen (Cardoso 46’), Walusimbi, Katsande, Maluleka, Billiat, Ekstein (Moon 82’), Zulu (Zuma 63’), Castro

Chippa: Akpeyi, Macheke, Nsabiyumva, Mokeke, Tlolane, Lentjies, Malepe (Timm 46’), Komane, Rakhale, Gamildien (Mayambela 72’), L. Manzini (R. Manzini 60’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
1
29
Defender
63'
0
Defender
46'
5
Defender
21
Defender
63'
22
Defender
46'
0
2
Defender
4
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
44
Midfielder
82'
27
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
14'
11
Midfielder
72'
24
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
60'
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Daniel Cardoso
Defender
46'
4
Miguel Timm
Midfielder
46'
15
Dumisani Zuma
Midfielder
63'
28
Rhulani Manzini
Forward/Striker
60'
16
Ryan Moon
Forward/Striker
82'
29
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
72'
11
CARDS
Khama Billiat
Midfielder
14'
11
Frederic Nsabiyumva
Defender
63'
0
Miguel Timm
Midfielder
83'
15
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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