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Kaizer Chiefs and Santos draw

Posted: 19 November 2011 Time: 22:08

Kaizer Chiefs and Santos drew 0-0 in a League clash at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night even though Chiefs had the majority of the possession.

While Chiefs dominated proceedings, possession and shots on goal, it was nearly the People’s Team who stole the victory in the second half after striking the woodwork on two occasions.

The match, though, certainly didn’t start that way and Chiefs nearly took the lead in the opening 30 seconds when ‘Man of the Match’ Siphiwe Tshabalala made his way into the box from the left side of the field. His powerful 16-yard shot, however, was brilliantly saved by Tshepo Motsoeneng acrobatically tipping the ball over the crossbar.

And even though Chiefs controlled the possession stakes after that, Tshabalala’s effort in the first minute was as close as the Phefeni Glamour Boys came to breaking the deadlock.

To be honest, the home side lacked imagination in attack and struggled to break down a rather stubborn Santos defence.

Instead, it was the visitors who finished the half the stronger of the two teams and should really have taken the lead a minute before the half time break when Graham King found himself one-on-one with the keeper. The Santos man, though, failed to take full advantage as he dragged his 12-yard shot wide of the goal.

The second half was more of the same as the Amakhosi dictated terms on the pitch again. This half, however, they tried their luck from long range, but with the same result as the first half.

In the 51st minute Motsoeneng spilled a cross from the right into the path of Tinashe Nengomasha who let fly form 25-yards out, but his effort went narrowly wide.

Three minutes later and a nice interchange of passes by Chiefs concluded with Tshabalala trying to lob the Santos keeper from just inside the 18-yard area, but again the shot went agonisingly over the target.

As Chiefs pressed forward, Santos game plan became more evident as they looked to hit on the counter-attack and they nearly did so in the 65thminunte.

The People’s Team broke from the back and King, the sole attacker came within inches of scoring when 20-yard shot hit the crossbar and bounced out of play.

Then ten minutes before the full time whistle Santos hit the woodwork for the second time. Eleazar Rodgers latched onto a corner-kick with a powerful six-yard header that struck the underside of the crossbar and then bounced away from danger.

The match finished 0-0 as the teams shared the spoils. Chiefs will be bitterly disappointed with the draw that seems them fail to pick up ground on PSL leaders SuperSport United. The Amakhosi remain in second spot, four points behind Supersport.

Previous comments on this story...

Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 03:50 am
So now they removed what I wrote about kaizer chimps. Kick off is showing favouritism to zebra chimps. Hai man! Well I laugh at y'all and kaizer chimps supporters. HAHAHAHAHAHA (Laughing like Tupac on y'all)
posted: 05:54 am
Bullying everyone arround has proved over the years dat they don bring forth results so until Herbex n Vivian do the right thing this will remain FB best results FB is overated period.
posted: 07:49 am
well i wasnt surprised by the scoreline. . . . I mean even Thato Maleka during the week asked who ll score 4 Chiefs and really he was asking the question cos with our team its lyk we go out there to practice a passing game without aiming to score. . . . I forsee many unnecessary draws in upcoming games. . . . ai. . .
posted: 08:47 am
People were celebrating Wits' victory as they are the ones victorious. I think they forgot one thing that Wits was not Zim Farmers FC so they still had to do business in PLK and guess what they couldn't even score let alone beat Santos at home? Poor and mediocrity of a highest degree.

Now the million dollar question...are the Zebras still celebrating Wits' victory while things fall apart in their own camp? If the answer is yes then they must remember that...you cannot celebrate with child next door when he has paSsed his exams whilst yours is performing dismally...this will be indicative of the fact that as a parent you have failed to execute your responsibility therefore rendering your role useless.
posted: 09:32 am
I have been saying this for a while now, in fact, I told my brother the first time that this moemish called VV arrived to coach Chiefs and uttered some stupid comments after only a few games in charge- THIS CLOWN NEEDS TO GO BACK TO SERBIA CAUSE HE IS DESTROYING CHIEFS!!

As long as he is the coach we can forget about winning the league, actually, we can forget about any silverware this season.

He knows nothing about development players, he knows nothing about preparing for different teams based on their strategies. The fool applies one strategy fits all opposition!

I have never disliked a Chiefs coach this much! This clueless moegoe must just leave our team and go coach in Bangladesh!
posted: 10:01 am
Please mr editor aka zebra fc lover,chiefs held Santos to a goalless draw,when are u ppl going to stop your biased writting,SIES.
posted: 11:30 am
vv and his friend Boby must go because the failed. Re khathetse ke lidraw&lose.
posted: 11:15 am
Jimmy Jambo most consistent player in Naturena...the rest is just a waste. VV is destroyin this team next thing Pirates will be walking all over this team again.
Once n always
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