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Leopards move up the log

Posted: 10 May 2008 Time: 17:14

Black Leopards move off the bottom of the table thanks to a 0-0 draw against Golden Arrows in their Absa Premiership game on Saturday.

The result means that Lidoda Duvha are one point above Jomo Cosmos, but remain a point behind Thanda Royal Zulu, who have a game in hand.

The game got off to a flying start as both sides came out with all guns blazing and enjoyed numerous chances in the opening 25 minutes.

Desperate to haul themselves out of the relegation zone, Lidoda Duvha looked intent on getting an early goal as David Makagale had a shot blocked in the second minute and then Eric Ramavhale shot wide of the target from outside the box five minutes later.

The home side continued to take the game to the KZN outfit, but were again denied in the eighth minute when Fischer Kondowe's shot was blocked before Christopher Netshidzivhe shot wide from the rebound.

Arrows did manage to conjure up a few chances of their own, but their efforts were mainly confined to long range tempts, which saw Vumani Mvundla twice fail to hit the back of the net, with the same applying to Njabulo Manqanya and Kagiso Dikgacoi.

However it was the Limpopo side who continued to enjoy the lion's share of chances as on two separate occasions Mayasisilua Lubanzadio was unable to deliver the end product with a pair of headers from David Makgale's crosses.

Goal opportunities were again in abundance in the opening stages of the second half, yet neither side was able to break the deadlock.

The visitor's chances fell the way of Mvundla and Joseph Musundo, who were both too far out to trouble Efraim Tjihonge in goal for Leopards.

At the other end of the field, Mulondo Sikhwivhilu headed over the bar from close range in the 54th minute and then both Jabu Maluleke and Robert Ngambi went wide with shots from the edge of the area.

Both sides continued to create chances at will for the remainder of the game, but it proved to be a match in which the ball would just not enter the back of the net, leaving the two teams to share the spoils from an entertaining afternoon’s football.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:19 pm
posted: 05:55 pm
It looks like God is granting my wish to see iCosmos idlala emhlabathini next year. Maybe abo Thidiela will take managing this team serious afta this big scare though I m not convinced they will be safe.
Coach Mohammed Kiwanuka (076333227)
posted: 06:42 pm
The truth is that Leopards have no quality. However, they will survive because their area needs them.
As for poor Cosmos, its high time you try the 1st division gents.
posted: 06:44 pm
At least Mjomane has a chance to beat what is above him,Lidoda and Royal Zulu, if he fails then asazi!! Good game bafana besthende!!!
posted: 07:05 pm
good results 4 leopards what is left 4 u guyz is to beat cosmos and draw against chiefs then you will be much safier.
posted: 09:10 am
it will be a miracle for leopards to go to 1st division, they survived b4 and they'll survive again
posted: 03:50 pm
leopards will survive
posted: 03:52 pm
leopards will survive
posted: 09:00 am
In actual fact, Bloem Celtic were unlucky against BidVest Wits on Saturday night. They were actually playing against The Students and the referee.

This was a game of two halves. Wits controlled the first half with the likes of Sifiso Myeni and Calvin Kadi causing all sorts of problems for Celtic. But they always found Celtic's defence in an uncompromising mood on the night.

Celtic were unlucky NOT to have taken a lead in the 11th minute, when midfielder Tlou Segolela found himself with only a goalkeeper Darren Keet to beat but his shot went off-target. He should have done better!!!

The second half belonged to Celtic. Wits struggled to contain the pace of Tlou Segolela, Mark Mayambela and Moses Spandeel in the second stanza. And the visitors always looked dangerous going forward.

Tlou Segolela almost scored an equaliser after an hour mark, but Keet threw himself on his feet to deny him a goal.

The middle man Mr. Gcubule had a very bad day in the office. He struggle to control the match. The less said about him, the better. Towards the end of the game, Wits goalie Keet fouled Spandeel in the box but instead of awarding a penalty to Celtic he awarded a free kick just outside the box. Shame on you, Mr Gcubule!!!
posted: 09:28 am
Celtic is going places this season ,we just have to give them time to gel.I believe in Kanono, Spandeel, Oersen and Malokase combination.besides that i trust every member of soko.20 points in ten games ,i realy think we will make it.
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