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Mamelodi Sundowns draw 0-0 with Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 12 February 2013 Time: 21:28

Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs battled hard on Tuesday evening, but could only produce a goalless draw at Loftus Stadium as League football returned after a two-month hiatus for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sundowns were in the ascendency early in the match and had an opportunity to open the scoring in the sixth minute, but were let down by poor finishing when Teko Modise cut in on the left wing, but hit his shot well over.

In the 16th minute Katlego Mphela was allowed acres of space by the Chiefs defence on the edge of the area and let fly with a shot but, like Modise, he could not keep the effort down.

Elevens later Modise had another crack at Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune from range, but Bafana Bafana’s first-choice had no problems keeping the shot out.

With the half-time break only seconds away, the Glamour Boys were unfortunate to not take the lead when George Lebese hit a thunderous left-footed shot from the edge of the box which Wayne Sandilands could only parry, but the defence scrambled to clear the ball.

Chiefs could have opened their account on 50 minutes when Lebese provided an excellent cross to Bernard Parker, but the striker fluffed his lines and a great chance was missed.

Ten minutes from time Sundowns were superbly denied all three points by Khune. Downs left-back Tebogo Langerman sent in an inch-perfect cross from the left, but Themba Zwane's pin-point header from six yards out was parried over the bar by Khune.

The point sees Amakhosi stretch their lead in the standings to two points over Orlando Pirates, but the Buccaneers can overtake them should they beat SuperSport United tomorrow evening. Downs remain tenth.

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:51 pm
I don't like boring soccer, tonights game was boring, chiefs were giving the ball away, sundowns were pup infront- no options. That why I love my bucs, there is ALWAYS someone who will take initiative and do something great! Jealous down guys... Haters pls watch a good game tomorro. Shup en awe!
Sgoloza82 *Golden Champ*
posted: 09:51 pm
Ahhh dis makakaniyas r jumping up nd down as if bona they hav won ageinst SSU, Idiots.
Khune, again well done poi.
La milk...
Champ of all
posted: 09:52 pm
Finally Bafana BaMasende achieved on the mandate to get a draw away from home.let's celebrate....whooary!!! Bachimp Bachimp.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 09:52 pm
oh greaaat here we go again. Please dont tell me they started with their infamous ''drawing streak ''in the 2nd half of the season??? even if pie lerete wins ,they still not winning the league with their international deficient cows and being coached by a bufoon who relegated wits!!!
posted: 09:54 pm
ZEBRAS u better pray,pray,pray,pray,pray,pray,pray,i mean pray n pray mo,mo,mo,mo,mo, n more.ayeye...lets wait fo tomorrow.by the way support your prayers by going to orlando n root fo supersport,otherwise nizonya nina!
treble freedom in our life time
posted: 09:54 pm
nw let true champions show u hw 2 finish da marathon
Lady Goldilight
posted: 09:54 pm
I'm very angry. Words cannot describe how angry I am right now. To me a draw is like a loss. I expected Dladla to be substituted by Nkosi. It didn't happen. I expected Rusike to come for one of the strikers, but instead they put Nkhatha. What I fail to understand is what's the point of Chiefs having so many strikers if some of them won't even get a chance to showcase their. Hhay suka man! This game reminded me of the one we played against Celtic last year. Draws will not help us in winning the league.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:54 pm
Pitso is doing a good job at Sundowns.........I said it before.

Jabulani Shongwe.......he is going to shine under Pitso.
Champ of all
posted: 09:54 pm
Majoro is a cow really.....was Parker playing? Did nt c him.
El Sol
posted: 09:55 pm
'That man (chippa) fires coaches like Pick 'n Pay trolleys'-Zane Moosa Hahahahaha in stitches..
posted: 09:56 pm
ZEBRAS u better pray,pray,pray,pray,pray,pray,pray,i mean pray n pray mo,mo,mo,mo,mo, n more.ayeye...lets wait fo tomorrow.by the way support your prayers by going to orlando n root fo supersport,otherwise nizonya nina!
Geel boy
posted: 09:57 pm
Chiefs should just forget about the league, they play kaak, period! I dont diss, i dont hate, i say it like it is.
Navigator Wonder
posted: 09:57 pm
An Open letter to Mr Neil Tovey : My Legend my king my everything thanks again for speaking out and please don't say no more now am great u won't speak for Fish & Chips FC to rest their Super star, to them he is the greatest player ever but to the nation he is failer again thank sir my king my future president DR Tovey for shutting your mouth let then learn the hard way.......yours truly a Double Champion of South Africa.....by the way sir we are taking back what is ours tomorrow our TOP spot again I thank u my future President!!
posted: 09:58 pm
Come tommorow let us wait and see how many Pierats supporters will be sending their comments on this site,some people who send the comments they have never kicked the ball in their lives they were supporters even in their homestead, an empty vessel makes a lot of noise
posted: 10:00 pm
Musani ukuminca hhawu yini vele? ' Bucs conquer No surrender' - Phatkatt Harambe. 'The resilience of the Orlando Pirates' - Don Materra
MothwaloWA le khosi
posted: 10:01 pm
Stupid Reporters since wen is Manqele is Themba Zwane
posted: 10:01 pm
So this editor didn't see Shabba and Major being replaced in the 2nd half by masango and Nkatha respectively?? This journos are lazy man, were you having tackle five 1round(musterbating) when this happened?
posted: 10:02 pm
hi 2 evry1 der im new here n i lik soccer 3much.i alwys read dis n i lik.U P T H E B U C S
posted: 10:02 pm
playing chiefs is like playing masende united what a boring game and u tell me these cows can win the league never
Lady Goldilight
posted: 10:05 pm
Parker, Majoro, Nkhatha, Motaung Jr, Ngcobo, Hlongwa, Mynarhdt and Rusike.

8 strikers but only 3 get regular game time. No ways people. This is just unacceptable.
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