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Rooi Mahamutsa and Abia Nale tussle in a dull Soweto Derby

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Posted: 31 October 2009 Time: 17:14

A late attack by Kaizer Chiefs is not enough to break the deadlock in a mediocre Soweto Derby.

Substitutes Knowledge Musona and Chippa Nhleko kept Chiefs on the attack, but while a few scoring chances were created late on it never looked as if one would be put away.

Bucs midfielder Andil Jali deserves a mention for some tigerish tackling in helping Bucs keep the score level.

Siphiwe Tshabalala’s attempt in the final minute crashed off the woodwork and some may feel Amakhosi deserved a goal here.

But sadly, the match needed somebody to put his hand up and take responsibility and it never came.

Abia Nale, Tshabalala and Musona looked the liveliest in attack for Chiefs while Thulasizwe Mbuyane threatened on occasion for Bucs.

But on both sides, the final pass was just not good enough and genuine creativity was lacking.

The first half, while dominated by Pirates, was very scrappy with both sides giving away possession and neither able to get into any type of rhythm.

Chiefs’ best scoring attempts of the first half came when Reneilwe Letsholonyane let rip from distance with his left, but Moeneeb Jospehs tipped it over the bar for a corner.

From the resultant kick, Kaizer Motaung Jnr got a slight touch with his head, the ball fell to Thomas Sweswe at the back post, but couldn’t keep his left-footed volley down.

Bennet Chenene (late in the game), Mbuyane and Lucky Lekgwathi (from a free kick) came closest for Pirates.

But with their most creative player, Teko Modise, struggling for form, Pirates are in need of somebody else to take responsibility in the final third.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:37 pm
Nt the bst game, Siphiwe deserved a goal, unluck for hititng the cross bar.
Anonymous
posted: 05:38 pm
Nt the bst game, Siphiwe deserved a goal, unluck for hititng the cross bar.
Anonymous
posted: 05:40 pm
What a boring game. thanks 2 slimkat adawise beszofa yinduka mabhakabhaka.
Anonymous
posted: 05:43 pm
This thing is just a derby by name!! If you watched the London derby Spurs vs Arsenal then you will know Soweto derby is nonsense. When was the last time Barca n Madrid, Milan n Inter, Pool n Man U played to 0-0. This k*k is overated. Nx!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:44 pm
The game was good especially in the 2nd half while the 1st half was boring. I am a Khosi fan but I give credit to Andile Jali what a hardworker, he reminds me Tso Vilakazi in his times. Masibangene Makhos'amahle!
Anonymous
posted: 05:44 pm
D ancestorz of Orlando arent happy dt thez two giants hv neglectd their home hence we had the most borin derby of the last 20 yearz
Anonymous
posted: 05:46 pm
Eish what a boring game.i slept thru da whole 2nd half.eish unlucky siphiwe
Anonymous
posted: 05:47 pm
Too many misatkes guys. Nobody did basics right, Not god enough and this is why Bafana are doing bad. Bafana needs a strong Chiefs and Pirates. Tonight between Wits and SuperSport wll be better soccer. There will be more chances created and more goals, this is sad becoz KC and OP showed today they cannot create proper chances. Where was Teko, where was Dladla?

Anonymous
posted: 05:48 pm
yoh wat a boring game chips loss second halh. siphiwe unluck for that shots hard luck man next time but hey next is 3 point frm black aces
Anonymous
posted: 05:50 pm
The most overrated and boring derby has come and gone.. Cha bo pirates need to do something wit their dead strikers. Otherwise the pretoria derby remains the best- it has the goals, stars and flare, and of course drama not this piece of thrash from soweto.
Anonymous
posted: 05:52 pm
yoh wat a boring game chips loss second halh. siphiwe unluck for that shots hard luck man next time but hey next is 3 point frm black aces
Anonymous
posted: 05:52 pm
Did Chiefs beat Pirates? No! . Did Pirates lose against Chiefs? No! . Kanti what wrong with the media predictions as the gave this game a win for Chips? , No answer! . Ok, it is time for Pirates to go back on top of the the Log. Come wednsday we beat Maritzburg.
Anonymous
posted: 05:53 pm
Did Chiefs beat Pirates? No! . Did Pirates lose against Chiefs? No! . Kanti what wrong with the media predictions as the gave this game a win for Chips? , No answer! . Ok, it is time for Pirates to go back on top of the the Log. Come wednsday we beat Maritzburg.
Anonymous
posted: 06:04 pm
Boring is the word to describe this game.
Anonymous
posted: 06:07 pm
we should have won this game. goalless draws are always disappointing..

everybody was saying chiefs was going to destroy pirates, now that it ended 0 - 0 the story will change...eish, we should have won this game.

the goal area is big that hiting the poll or crossbar is not close to scoring..if someone wants to score they can aim the target and shoot. this bullshit of saying chiefs could have won had they not hit the crossbar is bull..
it was a draw. no team lost.

lets regroup mabhakabhaka and start collecting points. the league trophy is awaiting us at the end of the seasn..
Anonymous
posted: 06:14 pm
Boring Derby!
Anonymous
posted: 06:15 pm
Boring Derby!
Anonymous
posted: 06:19 pm
Ja what was this game's expected outcome?Ans was always a draw!These two teams have deteriorated to the extent that it's no joke anymore.It's only their fans that still believe they're the greatest teams here emzantsi.If people don't believe me they must check the rubbish football that was dished out there today.Compare this over rated Derby to the Tshwane Derby&pls tell me who's the best?
Anonymous
posted: 06:26 pm
i realy think da coach sucks he doesnt change players like zwane
Anonymous
posted: 06:55 pm
I am always suprised by the so called analist who come up with this nonsense of saying Chiefs is on form when ever they won one game.Look in the past there games Chiefs lost one,drwa one and win one.But the idiots are saying Chiefs is on form.How do you come up with that stupid thinking?But I am not suprised becaouse this so called analist and expect always wish Pirates badlike when ever Piraets is playing.They can win three games in a row but they still saying rubbish about Pirates.One thing I want to tell is that you will never put a good man down brothers.Pirates on the table is number three while the overated Chiefs is number six.Pirates lost three and Chiefs five.So the fact that we haven't won against Chiefs doesn't mean we can't won against 14 of the Premier teams.I mean we have been misled by this stupid idiots plus mindlee Chiefs suppoeters.
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