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Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars draw

Posted: 16 October 2010 Time: 22:17

Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars drew 0-0 in a League match on Saturday night at the Rand Stadium.

The Amakhosi began the game in a bright way and created some good chances early on but over all they found it hard to break down a Stars team who held their shape and put up a good defensive display, especially in the latter stages of the game.

Chiefs had the game’s first chance when a long ball from Thomas Sweswe was flicked backwards by Sthembiso Ngcobo and it fell into the path of Knowledge Musona, who sped past Mbulelo Mabizela and unleashed a powerful shot which was blocked by Stars keeper Mpontshane. Ngcobo attacked the rebound but his close range header went over the goal.

Stars were able to hold firm against an early Chiefs onslaught and as a result managed to claw their way back into the game. Thuso Phala sent a free kick in the 21st minute from the right wing to the far post where Derrick Spencer connected with the ball and headed it across the face of goal. It took a desperate clearance by Sweswe to get the ball away.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane put Mandla Masango free on the right with a quick pass to him but he wasted the opportunity by sending his cross straight to Mpontshane – that was on 22 minutes. Sixty seconds later Letsholonyane was again influential as he played a through ball to Ngcobo, who tried to drill the ball towards goal but Stars defender Reuben Thebakeng bravely slid in to block the ball.

The visitors were by no means over awed and in the 26th minute attacked Chiefs down the right with gusto. Terrence Mandaza was able to connect with Phelelani Mpangase’s cross from the right but Itumeleng Khune was able to cover his near post and blocked the ball.

Stars finished the half stronger, with Mandaza making himself a nuisance. Chiefs needed striker Musona to come to their rescue as he headed Mandaza’s header off the line just before half-time.

Stars opted to change tact in the second half and looked as though they were content to play out for a draw; Chiefs were being awarded a number of free-kicks around the Stars penalty area but unable to take advantage.

After Letsholonyane was brought down in the 74th minute, Yende floated a free kick into the Stars danger zone and although Dominic Isaacs got on the end of it, his down header lacked any power to really test Mpontshane.

Musona was unable to direct his 75th effort minute on target as he climbed up to meet Dladla’s corner which was swung in from the left. Musona, though, would come the closest to breaking the dead lock in the second-half.

In the 82nd minute Letsholonyane was again brought down in a dangerous position on the edge of the Stars 18-yard area by Henrico Botes. Musona curled the ball around the wall but the ball hit the bottom of Mpontshane’s left hand upright and went out for a goal kick.

With neither team able to find the spark in the second-half, the game finished goalless.

Previous comments on this story...

The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:23 pm
Why am I not surprised???
posted: 10:25 pm
Come on guys, platinum stars should be a formality to collect all 3 points if we want the league
posted: 10:26 pm
posted: 10:27 pm
Well done KC, atleast u didnt lose u suckers...U talk a lot n fail to deliver in the field of play...
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:35 pm
kc, we know that after you lose your next two games, talks of firing the coach will erupt. He he ... its not nice too be a kc supporter nowadays.
posted: 10:46 pm
I always tell chiefs fans there r no penalties on league games cause penalties that's how chiefs win trophies,
posted: 11:07 pm
There w go again,the loudmouth cabbagers r on the right track to win the league,keep it up with draws chimps,this is the way 2 win the league.
posted: 11:26 pm
Surely not a way Mr Motaung wud hav wanted 2 celebrate his BD but this bunch of overated cabbage farmers lived up 2 their real name,CABBEGERS n spoiled it 4 their manager,he le bua too much di chimps.Tsipa tse ntsho Tsipa!
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 11:41 pm
wat a yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn,afta watchin a superb match earlier,i had 2 b subjected 2 such torture n bore of a match,chimps n draws
posted: 11:45 pm
Ya neh its tough 2 be a zimcabbage these dayz.

Isondo liyajika neh maklabishi....!! But dont worry i head ukuthi u'll get another chane on monday evening @ 21h00 on sabc 1 during de coca cola soccerzone der will be penalty shootouts.
posted: 01:01 am
Kc doesn't have material to win the league,considering their next matches,
Swalllows vs Kc - (1-0)
Amazulu vs Kc - (1-1) Amazuku win in penalties
Ssu vs Kc - (2-0)
Santon vs Kc - (0-0)
Kc vs Pirates - (0-0)

so do u still think that Kc will win the League?
posted: 06:31 am
come on guys a legue is marathon u dont win two gamea and claim dat u a champimnship material, u need depth to win de leaugue, when fatigue hits de current playing squad atleast u have got abo teko mashego mowona,sox proffessor mayambela who can come into de part late in de second'round and do de damage, shapa buccerneer shapa !!!!
posted: 07:05 am
Beating sunkop doesn't make u a league champion. I thoght that dis donkey called Mriyo has a futball brain.
posted: 07:10 am
Mriyo/Marete you r a fool boy,cum the end of the season piekuku will b fighting 4 a top spot.
posted: 07:13 am
Piekuku will b fighting 4 a top8 spot cum the end of the season.
Black Blood
posted: 07:48 am
Shame, Vhikizembe was forced to play the Momy's Boy K Junior to keep his Job. A draw serves you right, this cabbage farm lacks quality maan... Shaba injured & you can't win games in his absence... Useless talkatives!
posted: 08:36 am
Still very early boys to talk,ths iz a league
posted: 08:48 am
To Chimps fans; @ least Kaizer Chiefs Funeral Plan will take care of your impending deaths.
posted: 08:50 am
Not a suprising score at all. The draw specialists have done what they are know of...i really don't see anything unusual.

Back to OPFC's victory, i wonder what others will now be. Sum1 said they will be Cabbageswallowsdownsarrows...lol...so because they will back every team OPFC plays against it means they will be CabbageAllPSLTeamsAgainstBucs???????????? Shame on you.
posted: 08:54 am
AllFakePSLTrophies, am sure you are either confused or trying to console yourself. How cum a team collecting full points fight for top 8...or maybe you mean that while we fight for top 8 then Chimpanzes will be rocked at the bottom of the log fighting desperately to avoid relegation??????? Shame on you. Where is the much talked about stadium, by the way???????
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