Chiefs Miss Out On Top Spot

November 01, 2017

Kaizer Chiefs missed the chance to move top of the Absa Premiership after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Polokwane City on Tuesday evening.

The match came to life in the 15th minute when a cross from Joseph Malongoane found Bernard Parker, who forced a good save from George Chigova only to be wrongfully adjudged to be offside. Itumeleng Khune was called into action after 21 minutes, as he produced a fine save to keep out Rodney Ramagalela’s stinging effort from 25-yards out.

City looked the livelier side in the second half after a cross from Ramagalela was looped towards goal by Maluleke. The ball was parried into Rendani Ndou’s path by Khune but the forward couldn’t direct his header towards goal.

In the 55th minute, Chiefs carved out an opening as Bernard Parker’s effort at the near post went just wide of the upright.

After a quiet spell in the half, Siphiwe Tshabalala put Ekstein through on goal in the 75th minute but the midfielder’s effort sailed over the bar from a good position. A minute later, Tshabalala fired in a ferocious volley from eight-yards out which struck the outside of the woodwork and went out for a goal-kick.

Moments later, Khune went down well to keep out a goal-bound effort by Ndou as the game was end-to-end at this time.

Neither team managed to find the final edge as the game ended in a goalless draw.

“Polokwane City didn’t make it easy for us in as much as we controlled the game,” Komphela told SuperSport TV.

“There was a chance with Ramagalela with a header inside the box and another one where (Rendani) Ndou had a turn inside the box, Itu (Khune) kept us in the game. We also had chances where I think the match could have gone either way.”

“We always want to win every match it’s just a pity we couldn’t win this one. We have to look forward, there’s nothing we can do about this 90 minutes it’s gone.”