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Posted: 25 November 2014 Time: 19:09

Kaizer Chiefs missed a succession of chances, and ultimately had Man of the Match Brilliant Khuzwayo to thank for a goalless Absa Premiership draw against Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Bernard Parker, Mandla Masango and Kingston Nkhatha in particular missed a number of clear-cut chances as the runaway leaders played out their third draw of the League season.

Polokwane City were unchanged, but Stuart Baxter had made three changes coming into the match – with Morgan Gould, George Maluleka and Bernard Parker all brought in.

And Chiefs threatened right from the first minute, when Nkhatha beat one defender and fired a low shot which Modiri Marumo tipped round the post.

The hosts were playing some nice, attacking football without creating any real chances, while Chiefs kept missing opportunities at the other end.

On 13 minutes a cross from the right looked destined for the back of the net, only for Nkhatha to miss a free header. However, the ball dropped to George Lebese, but he scuffed his shot.

Maxwell Molala produced a great block to deny Parker moments later, before Polokwane had their first real chance – a long-range curler which went just over the crossbar.

Nkhatha missed an even better chance on 20 minutes when he beat Marumo to Siphiwe Tshabalala’s cross, but again his header was wide.

Chiefs looked certain to score 10 minutes before the break when Marumo dropped George Maluleka’s cross at Shabba’s feet, but Lebohang Motumi blocked the midfielder’s goalbound shot.

The Amakhosi should have been in front on 38 minutes, and again Marumo was the culprit. He missed a deep cross and then lost the ball to Nkhatha, who bundled the ball over the line. However, referee Victor Gomes ruled that there had been a foul.

Chiefs fans will be left scratching their heads how they didn’t score at least one goal straight after the break.

First Parker played in Lebese, but Marumo redeemed himself with an excellent reflex save, before Parker inexplicably missed from right in front of goal with only the keeper to beat.

Lebese looked certain to make the third chance in as many minutes count when he was played in, but once again Marumo was up to the task with a one-handed save.

But then suddenly the momentum swung back to Polokwane, who almost took the lead on the hour-mark when a quick counter ended with Esau Kanyenda testing Khuzwayo, but he produced an excellent reflex save.

The goalkeeper then dived full-stretch to keep out a long-range Jabu Maluleke drive, before the impressive Cole Alexander volleyed just wide from the edge of the area.

Then the miss of the season with 15 minutes to go… Shabba showed great skill and a turn of pace to beat a defender before crossing with his weaker right foot. But Nkhatha, two yards from goal and with the keeper out of play, only managed to deflect the ball wide.

With three minutes to go, Polokwane thought they had won it, only for Khuzwayo to save four times in quick succession – three of those from point-blank range.

The two teams kept going at it, but ultimately had to settle for one of the most thrilling goalless draws in recent history.

HOME: Polokwane City

Coach: Kosta Papic
Formation: four two two two

AWAY: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four four two

Livefyre comments on this story...

Mnr Jingles
posted: 2014-11-25 17:14:26

Didnt Baxteena promised us rotation policy?? Or ws He reffering to inclusion of Cowgould??

bmyeninatb
posted: 2014-11-25 17:18:17

Gould please dont cause some penalty there

nyoana
posted: 2014-11-25 17:18:31

You didn't read his comments properly, he said he's going to rotate without disrupting consistent line up, so what you want from him?

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-11-25 17:19:25

Zebras 0 - Polokwane 2

MthokozisiNhlaloNcube
posted: 2014-11-25 17:20:28

draw specialist

Verassing
posted: 2014-11-25 17:20:58

Wena why worry abt mighty Chiefs?

IstillBringIt
posted: 2014-11-25 17:22:37

Puleng might score,but that dont matter. As long as we win the match and collect all three points on offer then Im happy. A time for clean sheets will come around once more,as usual.  

Patricmbedesho Buccaneer
posted: 2014-11-25 17:22:37

How can Bexter totate chips squad bcz they hv a few good players . Bukenya, Nkosi nkatha etc are rejects

boss zonke IV
posted: 2014-11-25 17:22:43

mthembu on bench,shuld b on the stands,,were is killer

deleted_47976752_Njomane
posted: 2014-11-25 17:22:46

Nedbank Cup Champ that is definitely a wish

CHAMP KhosieGP #KCInspire
posted: 2014-11-25 17:22:52

Gould is a Chiefs' player, just sit down!!! Mathoho needs rest, he's played all bfana games in the afcon qualifers!!

#ForeverFearless

#KCInspire

boss zonke IV
posted: 2014-11-25 17:23:39

Nkosnutty whu is cowgould??... he is beta dan ur back 4 at rats

Sjavo
posted: 2014-11-25 17:24:55

It will take some years for me to see Eikstein and Mngandi on the bench as long as we still have oldies like Dladla and Nkosi, i cant wait for their one year contract to lapse.

chancey
posted: 2014-11-25 17:25:55

Hehe!! Mphela is nt given a gametime,where is he now?So Sir Pitso was right nt field him.

Solkezner
posted: 2014-11-25 17:26:26

I don't see any rotation from our Coach. We still going to sign again in DEC while we still have EKTEIN, MATOMBO, MGANDI, KARURU who are yet to play. My Coach is losing it. 

boss zonke IV
posted: 2014-11-25 17:26:35

Sjavo their time will come, stop overhyping dis young Lads,,dey failed at MCDC, wat makes u thnk dt dey will bring now??  their time will come surely

Sjavo
posted: 2014-11-25 17:27:25

You clearly dont know Eikstein.

boss zonke IV
posted: 2014-11-25 17:27:31

chancey not yet fit together wth khune... 

nyoana
posted: 2014-11-25 17:27:54

Hahaha shame poor skepsele why don't you reverse it?

KiloEcho
posted: 2014-11-25 17:28:38

Nedbank Cup Champ you so desperate ne

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