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Seisa Ramabodu
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Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic draw 0-0

Posted: 24 September 2011 Time: 20:22

Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs played to a goalless draw in their Absa Premiership match at Seisa Ramabodu on Saturday evening.

A point apiece was a fair result from a game that saw each side dominate a half – neither was able to capitalise on their dominance, despite creating some decent opportunities.

Apart from an early long-range effort by winger Phenyo Mongala that forced Itumeleng Khune into a smart save, Phunya Sele Sele hardly threatened in an attacking sense in the first 45 minutes.

Instead, it was Chiefs who enjoyed the majority of possession and they duly created a handful of chances; the best of which fell to defender Tefu Mashamaite. He got on the end of a Siphiwe Tshabalala cross from a short corner kick, but his downward header bounced into the ground and looped over the crossbar.

The home team were better after the break and began to force Amakhosi onto the back foot. Their best opportunity arrived eight minutes after the restart when Mongala got behind the defence, but opted to cut the ball back rather than shoot – Clifford Mulenga put his shot wide of the target.

From that point the game was open and both teams created further half chances. Though it remained goalless all the way to full-time, there was always the sense that a goal was just around the corner.

The result sees Chiefs move back to the top of the standings – temporarily at least. They top the log on goal-difference from Ajax Cape Town, though they could be knocked off pole position by Mamelodi Sundowns and/or SuperSport United in what remains of the weekend.

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Anonymous
posted: 08:43 pm
Why not celtics held to a goal less draw? It was celtics home game after all
Anonymous
posted: 08:55 pm
Thats true mzo!
Anonymous
posted: 08:57 pm
Hheh!dis thing of KC best striker being injured ws true. Had da prolific Gqubile being der da score would have bin 0-1. X-mas is nt everyday.
Anonymous
posted: 09:07 pm
Good result...well done to both teams.
Anonymous
posted: 09:10 pm
Well said Mzo.This was Celtic's home game n they shud have plyed for a win. Maybe KO are jst telling us that drawing Amakhosi @ home is a gud result 4 PSL teams.
Anonymous
posted: 09:11 pm
Let's be honest,VV is losing the plot.Firstly, it's idioic to play Tinashe, Yeye & Bayoyi together unless there's a goal to defend. Secondly, Nale shuld have come on for Dladla. Majoro was better than Ngcobo, so I don't know which game VV was watching when he took out Majoro. Lastly, the Zimbabwean guy shuld have come on for Yeye, bt he wasn't even on the bench. Chiefs won't win the league under this VV 'cause he seems confused. Let the Kaizer fire him.
Anonymous
posted: 09:18 pm
mr qubule was da mising link for chips attack. chips is full of overated cows n dey can only win with da help of qubule.
Anonymous
posted: 09:23 pm
Where are rats fans or bamincile somewhere , Sundowns is dominating them as we speak or by the way we're on top of the table.
Gold & Black
posted: 10:23 pm
@Lebogang

I could not agree with you more,VV has no vision seems he does not know what is doing and like this we will never win any league...Ngcobo 85minutes????why defending a game like that...

bondocean
posted: 10:27 pm
Great result for Ajax Cape Town.
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
Since when Zebras are playing away.Everywhere Zebras are playing is their home,they claim.Why turnaround now,all of sudden?
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
Our coach is visionless,as 2 how on earth did Ngcobo play almost 90 its beyond me,how does he go into a game wth only 2 strikers?only VV can ansa dat,the fact remains dat we are a 45minutes team i realy miss dat lady Elsa Storm the team used 2 be on fire under her training,yes we r on top but im not happy.
Gold & Black
posted: 10:46 pm
@Lebogang

I could not no agree with you more, seems like the man has run out of ideas/plans he's confused,does not really know what he's doing.How can in this world play Ngcobo 85 min with good players at the bench!!!!My God!!!Like this we will never win any league.What was he defending??!!!!Has no vision or his flippin tired must go back to his country and have a rest.....
Anonymous
posted: 10:55 pm
Baroka u just started watchng soccer dis year, dont u knw dat evry league game has a home n away game sinc psl started 1996? Ask around b4 u think of posting useles shit
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 pm
Not only vv can answa that, i can answa it, luk u shudnt jst suport chiefz through u mouth, u shud folow chiefz website to, we playd majoro n ngcobo only coz parker is injured, lucky khune wasnt feet 4 da game, n those r the only strikers we hav at chiefz
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
Khosi fans,we must just be realistic. VV is among the most talkative coaches in the media, but he falters where it matters most-delivering good results.Our team is too slow & predictable going foward. No defence splitting passes, wing play- critical for pinpoint crosses & goals- is missing. Tenashe is greater but the likes of Parker & Majoro likes a creative player in the mould of the old Jabu Pule behind them. Yeye is fine bt he sits too far back creating a gulf between the strikers & midfielders. Shabba is forced to drift this side & that way with little effect. This VV doesn't know how to use the players to good effect...
Anonymous
posted: 11:33 pm
Dey ddnt win cos deya main striker Buyile Gqubule wasn't available 4 dem.
Kgadima
posted: 01:41 am
Someone should tell VV that all those fans who pack the stands wee in & week out deserve better.He has been around for 3 yrs now & we will not accept another season of playing draws.Every game we play worse in the second half.If he does not know what to say or do he must pack it in.
Kgadima
posted: 02:04 am
We need a killer instinct.We were in control in the first hakf and should have killed it off.Against Ajax we did the same.That's 5 points unnecessarily given away and they count at the end.A little imagination is needed on the pitch & that is VV's job.
Anonymous
posted: 05:33 am
That was the best game i have ever watched so far this season, with that attitude i see makhosi going places but we missed parker though we are log leaders
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