Cosmos, AmaZulu in stalemate
Posted: 20 December 2009 Time: 17:49
Neither Jomo Cosmos nor AmaZulu will be happy with the way they played in their Absa Premiership match on Sunday afternoon at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The players took the field on a miserable rainy day and by their display on the day, they looked to already be in holiday mode as the game ended 0-0, with very little goalmouth action.
The first 45 minutes was dull and boring, with neither team able to string more than a couple of passes together before gifting possession back to the opposition.
The only real chance of the first half came the way of Usuthu in the 27th minute when Marc van Heerden set Tshweu Mokoro free down the right. Mokoro proceeded to drive down the wing before whipping in a teasing cross that Ayanda Dlamini met with his head.
But Avril Phali was up for the challenge producing a fine save to deny Dalmini from only six yards out.
That was about as good as it got in the first half as the fans booed the players as they left the field for the half-time break.
The second half was not as bad as the first as they two sides did create a couple more chances, but it was not better by much.
Cosmos were definitely the better side, with their first chance falling to Bamuzo Sono in the 51st minute. After latching onto a beautiful through-ball, Sono only had the keeper to beat, but Mbongeni Mzimela did well to spread himself.
Then in the 62nd minute Cosmos had another great opportunity to go in front when Elhadji Samb found himself in a one-on-one after a great passing move. Unfortunately for Jomo Sono, his striker pulled his effort just wide.
AmaZulu, despite being on the back foot for the majority of the half, almost grabbed the winner five minutes from time when Mokoro broke away to meet a right-wing cross. Mokoro, however, failed to hit the target from only a couple of yards out heading his effort well wide.