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20/12/2011 19:30

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Points shared at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Posted: 20 December 2011 Time: 21:45

Kaizer Chiefs have been held to a 0-0 draw by AmaZulu in their Absa Premiership clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday night.

A win would have sent the Amakhosi to pole position for at least 24 hours but instead they remain in third place, level on points with top two Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport (who both play on Wednesday evening) but trailing them both thanks to an inferior goal difference. Usuthu remain in ninth place.

Chiefs dominated the first half and created several opportunities to find the back of the net and take control of the game, but attackers George Lebese and Sthembiso Ngcobo were both guilty of missing glaring chances.

In the 10th minute right winger Mandla Masango provided a perfect cross that took both the AmaZulu backline and goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini out of the game, but Lebese was unable to turn the ball home for what should have been a straightforward finish.

Ngcobo played off the shoulder of the last defender and got in on goal three times – he found the back of the net on the first occasion but was correctly ruled offside; the other two times he shot wide of the target with only the goalkeeper to beat.

AmaZulu’s attempts to live with Chiefs were further stymied by two unfortunate injuries. Both Tsweu Mokoro and Marc van Heerden had to be replaced in the first half after picking up knocks, resulting in awkward reshuffles in both midfield and defence.

Despite the unsettling effect of losing those two key players, Usuthu’s backline was solid for the rest of the half and their efforts were encapsulated by a heroic block from Belux Bukasa that ensured Lebese was unable to get a shot away when he looked destined to score in the 38th minute.

Amakhosi continued to boss the game in the second half but their dominance was less pronounced, especially as AmaZulu striker Ayanda Dlamini came to life with two good attempts at goal, the first of which was saved by Arthur Bartman while the other required a good block from Jimmy Jambo.

Chiefs boosted their attack with the introductions of Bernard Parker and Lehlohonolo Majoro in the last quarter of the match, though the next good chance again went the way of the hosts and Dlamini, who got on the end of a left-flank cross from Sibusiso Hadebe but was unable to get his header on target at the far post.

Jimmy Tau had a similar chance at the other end in the 84th minute and though he managed to direct a diving header on target after meeting another great ball from Masango, Kapini was in the right place to make his first notable save of the match.

Masango almost scored himself two minutes later, but under pressure from an AmaZulu defender he shot wide of the near post after leading a lightning-quick counter attack down the right wing.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:34 pm
So its crystal clear moos if it wasnt for thier on form striker Daniel bennet ne ba sa tlo topa nix frm their lst too games,,,,but anyway ther is nothing new here cos this kaak team has forever been average.

Congrats magoshakazi for ur Victory against amanzula cos i know u will celebrate this mediocrity like there is no tomorw.

posted: 10:39 pm
@Jerry:2011-12-20 22:18

We Pirates supporters celebrate current success while you Zimbo fc faithfools have to rely on applications such as google, wykepedia ect... In order to celebrate..... Out of those 79 cups you won how many of those were won fairly... And how many of those a Champions League trophies.....

@Tzozo:2011-12-20 22:22

While you visit museums we will continue celebrating current success.... I wont say anything vulgar 2 u coz Bobby told you how useless u r, how we should piss in your stinking mouths, v.v said we should treat u like a used condoms, especially since when we c a gal wearing a Zimbo fc skippa we should assume she is a prostitude...

Football 101 was mastered at the University of Orlando.
posted: 10:42 pm
Although Ngcobo missed chances I thought he played better than Parker & Majoro could have played.His positioning was good & if he could be given more game time to build confidence.I also feel that 2nd half Chiefs was not dominating in midfield,if I was VV I could have put in Yeye & Kaizer jnr for Majoro & Parker.I just see this latter 2 having tough time.Majoro in particular tend to be selfish.I also felt disappointed with Shaun Bartlett on his take on Ngcobo & personally feel that Ngcobo is playing far better than Bartlett when at Chiefs.He didn't achieve anything there & with Ngcobo being given time,history will judge him.
posted: 10:43 pm
khosi for life. We played good football with younsters but we were unfortunate not to score. A point is better than nothing. This pirates fans can talk as loud as they wish bottom line is we are seven points clear from them. They are going to loose again anyway tommorow. I fail to understand what their issue is i suppose they are just a buch of mogoes with poor thinking abilities. Is a shame that god created such creatures
posted: 10:45 pm
Gays like Tsetsefly will take out thier frustrations by hauling insults like thier pathetic Zebrafeid lifes depends on them while thier useless,average family business team plays kaak football.

I knw tht famaous irritating scratched record ''Vinolia must futsek together with Bonny'' is about to resume afta is was Puased by tht Palooka called Daniel Bennet.

Sing tht stupid song at ur own perils u morons n Bonang will Sort u out at his mama n papas team.
posted: 11:00 pm
Nyawana mfana jst 4get lyk isdomu eskoleni u wil never b lyk GERVINHO.shapa Bucs shapa
posted: 11:05 pm
Bigk so tel me which youngsters u are talking coz mina i abo madals Bartman,tau,sweswe,zvasiya,tinashe,nyawana,ngcobo are stil youngsterz.im BUCS TIL NYAWANA STOP TRYING 2B GERVINHO
posted: 11:05 pm
Honestly this game was a game of Cows versus Zebras
posted: 11:16 pm
Chiefs held by amazulu at moses mabida stadium,so if chiefs was playing at FNB stadium with amazulu what would you say wena Cowedictor,
posted: 11:34 pm
28 points out of possible 45 is not bad at all considering that our big mouth friends are far from this. we need 35 points in the next round and we will win the league with 63 points. We are guaranteed 3 points from pirates and 9 points from the three teams that beat us in the first round so we actually need 24 points in the next round to be cowned champions. This is simple maths but i know our brothers from the other mothers will struggle to understand given their thinking abilities
posted: 11:38 pm
The zim zebra force made my nite m so happy maybe i'll snore tonite who knows,If i remember they got a chance last season to go on top of the league but they froze & we all know which team ended on top ya neh!To Bobby & his family business if u want yo team to succeed & be dominant again u need to change 2 things:the vicks vaporup @the zebra kit.
The Ghost
posted: 11:50 pm
@ Lordjerry and Diehardbucs ... don't waste your energy with that mogoe from Botswana tzozzo ... they have nothing in their country, he is from a section of the country where they are lazy, never seen a skyscrapper in their lives or a freeway, their pride and joy is being vulgar because EVERYTHING was handed to them on a silver platter they NEVER fought for anything ... this you can tell by the vulgar and uncouth postings this animal posts and you will know ke setlaela sa ko Botswana tota and gives the rest of his people a bad name.
Ndoda Emnyama
posted: 12:19 am
Anyway who expected this average Family Bonds to win as they always win by fluke. The Less said about Ngcobo the better again Miss Vivian Majoro and PaCow combination will never work ask your arogant friend Pitso. Congra on your 1 point as u always see it rather than 2 points dropped. Up the Bucs Till Bobby compile his CV
posted: 06:55 am
Its time 4 vv to ejaculate. Thank u 4 bringing chiefs into shame. Its time for our former bafana and chiefs skipper (steve) to take over and good luck with ur future at serbia
posted: 07:19 am
Kaizer Chiefs should top up the socks coz it has'nt won anything this season
posted: 07:25 am

In a Race, you are bound to drop points - 2 points down for Chiefs due to their lack of quality players, a sober manager and a wise coach.

I am going to repeat myself, Its a Race and quality will be the order of the day unfortunately only Pirates and Sundowns have quality.

This is a race unfortunately for Pirates, it has to run on longer and shorter races.
posted: 07:27 am
@Dvd, my learned friend may you please enlighten us as to what should VV have done to win yeterdays game. In my limited opinion VV is not the reason for our inconsistancey but the quality of our players is. Which is the result of our buying policy iof not willing to pay top dollar for players.

Khosi by birth & right.
posted: 07:33 am
The fluke win against Stars, thanks to the referee, instilled a false belief that they are capable of winning the league. Fact is, this is a useless team with below average players
posted: 07:40 am

Cza: interesting questions there Khosi, Chiefs fans are trying hard to convince themselves with their current average squad, the sooner they accept that nothing will come this season the better.

Guys u are hurting yourself, your team is very average.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 07:50 am
Sthembi, Madolo, Park station, nyawana and Mansango are the best PSL cows. Maar the Chimpanzees, why booing your own prospect, Lucky Baloyi. Hhayi u VV was spot on when he said chiefs fans are childish, vele they are.
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