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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...

Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 07:53 am
Shame, is the family Business running out of bribing funds, they pay too much money to Daniel Bennet and did not pay their prolific striker Sithole thats why he booked the drama Queen Matatazela who was desparately looking for a penalty diving in the 18th area as if its a pool. He looked shocked that a penalty was not given. If Sithole was paid and on form, he was going to give a penalty.
Anonymous
posted: 07:53 am
Chiefs dnt hv quality lyk rats n sundoms evn ssprt boby if dnt brk bank during january window nd sign quality plys jst 4gt abt wining der league in der current squd tau is der only 1 hu is wrkng hard der rest ar jst addng numbers. win or lose my blod wil always b blk nd gold rise khosi rise.dwn rats dwn
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 07:58 am
Amazulu was useless on the day and the lost of their leftback and rightback early in the game further weaken them. how the family business failed to finish them off is a mystery but one thing for sure, it shows that the team consist of a herd of cows.
Anonymous
posted: 08:00 am
If you take two sets of (eleven) avarage kangaroos, led by two sets of avarage kangaroos coaches, who use avarage route-one result-orientated kangaroo tactics, then in the field you going to get two teams of kangaroos who play a messy, amateurish, dull, eyesore, third-rate, no-identity, unbearable, negative result-orientated "SKOP EN DONOR" kangaroo football.

Which will lead to a dull kangaroo 0-0 result.

Brown envelope is temporary but hard honest work is permanent, watch out for the wingless SWALLOWS they might just add salt to the wound by pushing you down to 4th place.


Yellow I Was, Yellow I Am & Yellow I Will Remain!
Letsman
posted: 08:08 am
If all you bloggers had soccer brains like King.., I quote "in a race, you are bound to drop points." This applies to all teams; Pirates, Chiefs, Sundowns, SS. There is no consistent team in the PSL.Tel me which team has won 5 consecutive games?

Again, pliz stop blaming VV. Like Cza has said "what should VV have done to win yeterdays game?" The sooner we learn and accept that we lack quality the better. VV is doing the best with what he has at his disposal. Not even Mourhino can make it to the top8 with the current crop of players at chiefs.

On a positive note, our defence is impresive. The problem is our strike force and we need to adress that immediately.

@The Ghost
Pliz bra, respect my country Botswana
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:18 am
So wat do u say now Makhosikazi?The league is a marathon n one game can change evrything guys.Stop being stubbon n listen 2 the words of wisdom frm us the Bucs fans.
Nzou
posted: 08:19 am
This team could be better if they go zimbos all the way. Truly speaking, who would call George Lebese, Parker, Masango, Ngcobo strikers, just pathetic. Only Jimmy Tau and Tshabalala are quality. Please look around even in the other teams if you can find players one can call strikers except at Sundowns and Benni. Ngcobo needs at least 20 clearcut chances to score, 15 to have a shot on target
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:24 am
To be honest,it wud hv been better 4 Chimps 2 go top coz i know that team is average n not consistent bt Sundowns is realy dangerous on top.Its a must win game 4 us 2day.
Donald Duck
posted: 08:28 am
Yoh life has its up's and downs. Nqobo was a hero just a few days ago, now he's a vilan missing clear chances.. Anyway, overall a very good performance by the boys, Amazulu were nowhere to be seen. Well played, but we really need a clinical finisher to bury those chances. Happy holidays Khosi family!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:35 am
When Champ KING told them tht this league is a marathon so during this race u are bound to drop points Retarded Hobos like Isoso,spantudinho,zakuni.cum insulted him as always n now its like ntho tse bonetsweng.

Its understandable for Bucs to drop points like this in this league race afta every competitive games for the season 2010/2012/2012 n they have won all Psl Triphies on offer for the FIRST time in the History of SA Football unlike this Chimpanzees who are droping points n have nothing to show for it,sies maan.

Tsipaa tse ntsho Tsipaa untill thier cabbage constructed stadium is completed after 15 years of construction.

KING?
posted: 08:36 am

Letsman: No team has been consistent in the PSL..spot on, The big 3 are not playing like big teams should, i am not sure whether the small teams have up their game.

Reality is, its too soon to claim who is going to win it, those who are reasoning on basis of stats are just pure ignorant.

But it will boil down to Quality and the size of the squad of which Pirates and Sundowns have an upper hand. Experience will also be an important element, this favours SSU(Hunt) and Pirates(Defending the league).

If you look into Chiefs current team, no one deserve to play for this big brand except Khune, Lebese and Shabba. Chiefs must buy players and re-open their development.
Champ Lucho
posted: 08:39 am
To all those who blame the coach: was he supposed to convert the 2 chances missed by Ncobo? was he supposed to come in and demonstrate to Lebese how to finish the keeper when he received a lay-off from Ncobo in the 18 area? are you no the once who were calling for the benching of Majoro and Parker and didn't he do so? VV YOU HAVE ALL MY SUPPORT. We played fairly well last night and should we have converted all our chances we could have won by a great margin.

by the way dn't be surprised Makhosi by the headlines, all teams celebrate a draw against us because they always expect to loose and that just shows how big this team is. We went away and came back with a point but our hater are saying we were held to a draw or worse we donated 2 points. How can you be held away?
Champ-Bones
posted: 08:43 am
You can BRIBE many but you can't BRIBE all

Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 08:49 am
Why are people celebrating our draw as if we have just been relegated to 10th position on Pirates Soccer League, as one idiot puts it?

We missed chances, but I am happy we did not play as bad as we did the last two games we won.

Facts: Ngcobo ke pudi. I for one missed Yeye, but the midfield that played did well. Parker should stop taking corner, his busy body can help as an outright striker- that what made Parker in the first place. VV is a good coach, I dont care what people say, it is not easy to work with people who underestimate their own abilities.

Credit must go Amazulu for giving us an open game of fluid flowing football without flaws and fouls. The Amazulu team really reminded me of Ajax lat season, they control the Boll nicely and their touches and passes were more accurate than ours, though we were more attacking than them- on the counter they are even more lethal, just that they played with an equally attack minded team as they were. Given any day, this Amazulu team can kill an avarage team like bucs to the core. Big up to the Amazulu coach for giving us the football we want to see~!
Champ-Bones
posted: 08:51 am
hahahahaahaha you know this team is full of circus, i can bet with ma wife, this was the end of Ngcobo on the starting lineup, he is going to be benched for more than 10 games and then come as a sub and score a fluke goal then be called god and then start the next game and the circus continues.....

Taking out a COW in Ncgobo and replace it with a BULL in Parcow will never help.....like King say, you need quality not quantity.
Gucci Man
posted: 08:51 am
KING?: 2011-12-21 08:36 [ Report ]
Bhakaniya , I would like to believe that you’re making sense but to be honest with , because I’ve never read even a single comment from you Bhakaniya praising Kaizer Chiefs…….even when we beat you 3-1 and the 3-0 in the final . You always come up with your questions and baseless information. Sometimes it’s difficult to engage with you in football because all you do is to attack and attack Kaizer Chiefs ,Jessica Motaung and our stupid manager Bobby….I hate him anyway .

Back to point and to be relevant , I knew that we don’t stand a chance of obtaining 3 points . Like I’ve said yesterday that I’m just waiting for the next season …to start afresh maybe by then there would be new faces in our camp. Even if we would have collected maximum points last night …still I don’t see my team winning the league. We’re not convincing at all , lack power upfront , our engine in the middle needs service, defence very shaky , between the poles we’re cool and we never had problems in that dept.
KING?
posted: 08:56 am

FRANCO: it was the coach decision to select Ngcobo.

We went away and came back with a point - u cant say Chiefs is playing away whiles in Durban boss. Technically yes but really be honest now, Did n't you claim that Chiefs has no away games because it attract big crowds anywhere.

Fact of this matter is that Chiefs fans are hypocrites, Izolo they claimed that the league was beyond Pirates reach, today they are singing a different tune.

VV was the special izolo, today he is Vikizembe. Whats wrong with these Hobbos.
Gucci Man
posted: 08:57 am
Champ-Bones: 2011-12-21 08:51 [ Report ]
i can bet with ma wife,
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Please dude......be responsible and stop gambling with your wife for Ngcobo's selection in KC for starting lineup. Please look after your wife or file for a divorce then than to gamble with her.

Ubalekela i-support manje ufuna ukugembula ngomfazi wakho.....lol
eeeeiiisshh mara Bhakaniya fans
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 09:00 am
If I were a rat, I will be more worried about what Lilian Dube is going to do 2nite than celebrate a draw of a team that is on position 3 equal points with the leaders who are both going to lose their games tonight. I will start getting woried about Lilian's sustenance and will to play, or run a so-called marathon...
KING?
posted: 09:04 am

Gucci Man: your 2nd stanza says a lot about cognitive capacity.

Your 1st one is just naive because u of all people should know better what does being rivals means, if there is a guy looking at same girlfriend u want, do you praise him when he arrives in a Lamborghini.

I have known you for a while now and at one stage, Chiefs has Jabu,Khanye,Ngobese,Tsikitsiki,Mbuthu,Nomvethe and i used to even attend their games because their performance attracted me, why did i go to Sundowns games, they play good football.

Reality is Chiefs is been down for a while now and Kaizer Snr is not getting any younger as well, Bobby is the future like it or not, he has been prepared and Chiefs fans hate Bobby, Then what does the future holds for you.
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