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Chiefs, Stars play out stalemate

Posted: 5 March 2008 Time: 21:23

Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars played to a goalless draw in their Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Amakhosi started the game the brighter side and should have gone ahead in ther third minute when David Obua sent his effort high over the bar following a good low cross by Ditheko Mototo.

Platinum Stars almost took the lead in the 12th minute when George Mofokeng headed Koketso Mmotong’s corner straight at Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune.

Mabhuti Khenyeza threatened the Stars goal in the 14th minute, but the striker saw his long range effort sail wide of goal.

The best chance of the half fell to David Mathebula in the 35th minute when Khenyeza put in a good cross into the six yard area, but the Mathebula sent his point balnk header straight at Stars’ keeper Tapuwa Kapini.

Chiefs had the ball in the back of the net on the stroke of half-time, when Khenyeza slotted home, but his effort was ruled out following a foul on Kapini.

The remained 0-0 at half-time.

Stars produced a better showing in the second half, with Edward Williams forcing Khune into a superb save in the 51st minute to deny the midfielder’s fierce drive from hitting the back of the net.

The Tycoons were then strangely awarded a free-kick on the edge of Chiefs’ area in the 56th minute after Mototo fouled Luis Renteria inside the area.

Khenyeza should have broken the deadlock in the 68th minute when he pass played clear by substitute Michael Nkambule, but the striker hesitated, allowing Mofokeng to execute a superb tackle to clear the danger.

And although both sides through caution to the wind in the final 15 minutes or so, neither side could penetrate the other’s defence and were resigned to sharing the spoils.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:53 am
I have learnt from a reliable pharmacist friend of mine that they r runnin' short of anti-depressants cause chiefs fans r always flockin' into chemists to ease the pain. eeeeish. muhsin' must go he is dentin' the image of one of the biggest clubs in africa & also puttin' people's lives and wealth at risk.
posted: 07:57 am
IF it not raining then it is pouring. bashin Mahlangu should go for trials at chiefs they need him.

If the league was won on draws you guys might have been the world champs by now.
posted: 08:01 am
Chiefs must start practising penalties for Ned bank cup please not free kicks. If Leopard start winning then the Chiefs coach will come up with planB their web sites still count 1,2,3,4 and12 there is something wrong on the numbers I wonder if the players can see this alternatively it better if they start from the bottom they will manage number five if that is their dream.

posted: 08:08 am
OFF duty SAPS from all over Free State must be on stand by this weekend. This is the aim to save the stadium for Stars since they need the same stadium for Nedbank cup.
Mr. President
posted: 08:09 am
Chips and Cosmos are candidates for the play off position. "Lidoda Duvha" the day has finally arrived. When Chiefs get relegeted the Mvela first price will be R 10 000 000
Mr. President
posted: 08:13 am
Chiefs must sign eight players from Ajax and supersport
posted: 08:23 am
I think Kaizer was in a haste to fire Papic.Papic had i weaker team last year but he tried in the few games in charge.Thats my personal opinion.Anyway all the best to the team as the try to survive.
posted: 08:26 am
Khune u is a man for me this team was going to be relegated before they finish their remaining games. Lomuti abawuphethe impinda mshaye its working that is why if you score they will also score then draw all the time.
posted: 08:27 am
Ya I c ppl r critising coaches but what about players?. My(chiefs) players r not commiting them selves, so mushin can't force them 2 do what they don't wanna do.Mushin is doin the job but the boys.
posted: 08:33 am
I think referees somtimes needs to be punished as well. Chiefs were lucky not to loose yesterday. How many penalties were conceded but, not judged. If i'm talking nonsense ask Fabian he knows what i'm talking about.

As for Chiefs. Your captain must be Itumeleng Khune. He's showing leadership qualities and commitment, not forgeting dedication. He's the only player who's giving Chiefs this points(draw). He's the only player who's doing he's job by preventing the goals from coming in and what the rest do?. Chiefs only had 1 shot at goal last night, now you know what i mean. What are other players doing? As far as i'm concern Chiefs won't be having this draws if it wasn't for Khune.
posted: 08:34 am
hehehehehe chiefs get valuable point against high flying stars.lol
posted: 08:39 am
Some of the boys playing for Kaizer Chiefs should even consider themselves lucky that they are donning the team's jersey. It leaves a lot to be desired with Bobby Motaung leading the team - he is just cluesless and doesn't know a difference between an ordinary soccer player and an average soccer player. Gone are the days when there were players like Wellington Manyathi who was not a star but a hard worker and was part of Chiefs starting 11 alongside the stars of Dr Khumalo's calibre. The problem is not with the coach but with the average players that Bobby's father signs after his son's recommendations. The slump will continue until they buy quality players.
posted: 08:42 am
That was draw number 12 for a big team like Chiefs, come end of the season they would have the highest number of draws than all the other teams, as they are currently leading with 12, followed bu Cosmos with 11. If only the was an award for the most draws in one season.
posted: 08:44 am
where would Chiefs be this season had it not for poor Nengomashe(the general) and Khune??? The rest are just useless.
posted: 08:53 am
posted: 08:58 am
yhoo,you have dissapointed us Mushin.It means Ajax was just a good team, with or without you baba!
posted: 09:00 am
Kunzima madoda I don't know what's happening at Chiefs, but i don't think the problem is our coach.I think our strikers are letting us down big time.the goalie and his defence are doing their duty which explains 12 draws. Chances are being created by midfielders but waisted upfront.Certain players need to ask themselves whether they deserve to wear Chiefs jersey
posted: 09:18 am
Boring as usual, there is nothing I didn't expect from Chiefs. Most of those players are not Chiefs material the proof is there for everyone to see. There were only two players missing from last night's squad but those who should be competing for those positions didn't show that they deserve to play regularly. The guys should have lost the match they should thank their luck stars for the draw. Maybe we should sue the club for emotional abuse what do you think guys?
posted: 09:30 am
Trompo, Yeah! Chiefs are one of the biggest in Africa? ... and they only have an African Cup Winners Cup to show for their status. Now let's not fool ourselves, Chiefs and all the other Southern African teams are minnows in Africa. Only one team in Southern Africa managed to win the ultimate prize in African football (the African Champions League and the Super Cup) and that is Orlando Pirates. They only fluked it once! This goes to prove that SA teams are all minnows in African football. If you are using your "big" to mean more money then I might agree with you because I don't know these club's books, but winning things and stuff, I totally disagree. Even Chief's fan-base is not that big compared to other African countries. They struggle to attract an average of +20 000 fans in a year ... and that is not big enough! If you look at it locally, they are not dominant in the league. They have only won it twice in 11 years ... and that's not the behaviour of a big team. Sundowns has won it five times but are rubbish in Africa and so therefore can't be a big team either.
posted: 09:35 am
Mushin and the boys are still on track,when he got to chiefs he promised his players and Kaizer that he'll do whatever it takes to be number one,but he forgot to tell them he meant number from the bottom up,so i that way he is still on track soon he'll achieve his goal.Its a pity for us supporters we have to be subject to this missunderstading
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