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Kaizer Chiefs and Ajax Cape Town draw in MTN8 semifinal

Posted: 20 August 2011 Time: 22:10

Kaizer Chiefs and Ajax Cape Town drew 0-0 in the first leg of the MTN8 semifinals at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

In a tense and conservative match, few chances were created and the teams looked content to settle for a goalless draw, leaving next week’s second leg in Cape Town as the decisive encounter of the tie.

Neither team was really able to take control in any meaningful way or create genuine scoring chances in the first half.

Ajax had perhaps the best opportunity in the 27th minute when Lebogang Manyama picked out Khama Billiat with a cross, but the Zimbabwean attacker could only help the ball in to the arms of Itumeleng Khune.

Chiefs’ best attack saw overlapping fullback Jimmy Tau hit the outside of the near post with a deflected cross from the by-line on 31 minutes, but Ajax ‘keeper Sean Roberts would have had the effort covered if it had been on target.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first, though Chiefs did have one spell where they looked like they were going to break the deadlock and take control of the tie.

The introduction of winger Mandla Masango just past the hour mark was the inspiration behind their improvement, and the 22-year-old had the best chance of game on 72 minutes, springing free down the right before beating Roberts with a shot, but Man of the Match Nazeer Allie clear the effort off the goal line.

Ajax had two great chances in the remainder of the match, with Manyama and Billiat each having a good opportunity in the closing stages, but the former was denied by Khune while the latter drove his effort into the side netting.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
Mara why some zebraz fans hates dat boy (MASANGO)? What a boring game
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
A win wud have been a gud results. But at least we didn't concede an away goal. I think it is still advantage 9hiefs going to CT cos any draw with a score suits us. I see us going to ythe finals. Rise Khosi rise.
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
Is chiefs whch wl win dis cup n lig?idnt c dis talkative team win anythng dis seasn.
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
some positives 4 chiefs were not conceading away, lucky baloyi's perfomance and what dladla and majoro can do when we attack here in ct in 7 days to come. -ve parker is disapointing
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
Another overated left footed cow was an official spectator bcos his business only sold 2 packets of chips and a fish today. Shame.
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
FNB is 2 big 4 dis small team & the sooner de Zebras move away 2 Fnb de better. The game was 2 boring. It was simply a Curtain raiser 4 tmrw's game. Up the Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 10:27 pm
Ambitious zebras drew, ajax midle field pair scott/maluleke.
Anonymous
posted: 10:28 pm
Whoever wears jersey no 25 for Chips should b loaned 2 Vodacom
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Zebrafc come 2 Cape Town and we wl sho u footbal,this cup iz 4 masandawana I tell u zebras.go back 2 Krugger Natiomal park n enjoy yo grazing
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
I agree with u Tzozo. If u can't win @ home make sure u don't concede. In Cape (own de pressure will be on Ajax as Chiefs will still have more support there. I c is going thru to de finals.
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
masango masango masango. Wht a waist is dis plyer
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
Zebraz 2day plays like REAL MADRID (4rm Mvela lig) ajax wil kill sm1 in cptwn.UP THE BUCS
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
it could be a lovely result if there scores
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
dear makhosikazi.. Stop foolin ure self with away goal, u fail to score at home n now ure dreaming of scoring in cpt. Remember wat hapen last season against bucs, u score away but stl fail 2 reach da final. Ajax is going to wipe ure s...hole.
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
The match was a midfield battle, Ajax were impressive with their man 2 man marking, especially Vilakazi, otherwise Ajax failed 2 make others happy.

I thnk Parker is trying too hard to make an impression, he mst jst relax, his day will come.
The Chief has spoken, Khosi 4ever.
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
kaizer chiefs supporters u talk too much and ur team doesnt perform vv must go.he also talks too much as if he has somethng to show
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
14 MTN titles 12 Nedbank titles and 13 Telkom Knock out title who else have achieve that so khosi rise khosi rise
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
As a Khosi would be worried if we lost this game. A nil nil result is not that bad. If Ajax had scored - wud be very worried. As things stand I think we will win or draw in CT. Rise Khosi rise.
bondocean
posted: 10:37 pm
Good result away from home for Ajax. They played well with good defensive structure and Allie was particularly brilliant, saving them twice in a few minutes with great defending. Billiat had a chance near the end but chose the wrong option - still he showed some great touches and now that Musona and Serero are gone, appears to be the most exciting player in SA at the moment.
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
Mxm!hoping for anada offside goal!
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