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Charles Mopeli
01/09/2012 15:00

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Free State Stars and Kaizer Chiefs draw 0-0

Posted: 1 September 2012 Time: 16:54

Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars dropped their first points of the League campaign with a goalless draw on Saturday afternoon.

The match took place in extremely windy conditions at Charles Mopeli Stadium in QwaQwa, which made passing difficult.

From the outset it was clear that the Stars midfield were not going to give Chiefs any time on the ball as tackles came flying in thick and fast.

But despite the pressure Siyabonga Nkosi was able to fashion a chance, setting Kingston Nkhatha through on goal with a sublime pass. However, the Chiefs striker fired straight at the keeper.

Stars’ only real chance of the half came in the 33rd minute due to some sloppy marking at a corner-kick. The ball was whipped in and Paulus Masehe was able to rise above his marker to get his head on the ball, but luckily for Chiefs he headed wide from six-yards out.

Chiefs should really have taken the lead two minutes before the break when a Siphiwe Tshabalala corner found Mulomowandau Mathoho unmarked at the back post, but he also headed wide from about four yards out.

The second 45 saw Chiefs tire a bit and they struggled to create clear-cut chances. Stars, on the other hand, came into the game and while they could not break down the Chiefs defence, they did try their luck from long range on numerous occasions.

Ea Lla Koto’s best effort came in the 70th minute when Luyolo Nomandela let fly from 25 yards out, but Itumeleng Khune produced a great acrobatic save to deny him.

In the end neither side could break the deadlock as the teams shared the spoils, both dropping their first points of the league season.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:01 pm
Not happy with the game but very important away point away ,good luck boys in Brazil ,go out there represent us well. KHOSI 4 LIFE.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:02 pm
Now that is what we're used to... It is the biggining of the end. The league is a marathon. Some already won it after 2 games. Zebras never cease to amaze us
posted: 05:04 pm
Fock Man, why is Sheriff not played? Sheriff could have got us something from this game, it looks Nkosi is guaranteed a starting line even when he is doing a little. Will we ever see Sheriff and YeYe in the Midfield? Nkosi and Shabba don't combine, we need players that complement each other, Shabba should be given a free role and Sheriff should play Nkosi's position.
posted: 05:06 pm
We drew but we will still remain in position 1 even if Gorillas score a goal today.
posted: 05:08 pm
slowly but surely. That is a khosi i know
Hahahahahaha wat a lovely draw.
Rise khosi rise !
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:12 pm
If I was a zebra, i would quickly take a snapshot of the league table as things stand. Because it is a fact that at the end they will be fighting for position 5. It has been like that for the past 7 seasons. I don't see it changing now.
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 05:16 pm
A point in a hostile environment is a bonus. Well done to the guys for salvaging the pride.

Nkatha needs to play for a team.
If Nkosi is out take him out early.
Also Shabba was not in the game.

All in all we kept going and it is promising.
posted: 05:20 pm
welldone boys,considering the conditions and weather.u did us proud boy.1,2,3 let dem gorilaz balk.azishekeh.
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 05:22 pm
The draw machines are starting what they are good at,,, drawing..! They will win the league by drawing games..! Balakaletsi ba baholo,,,! Well done Free State Stars by holding out these things..!!!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:22 pm
Lol, so its ok 4 chimpanzees not to score.Lol Bachimp bachimp!
posted: 05:24 pm
A point in a hostile environment is a bonus.
Well done to the guys for salvaging the
Nkatha needs to play for a team.
If Nkosi is out take him out early.
Also Shabba was not in the game.
All in all we kept going and it is promising.
@ faka i safety belt

its always the case with you guy promising , all seasons its always promising...
Its like dating a bitch , who always promise you x wil b faithfoool.
BBM 17
posted: 05:24 pm
I am sure parcow scored today,I am very much sure opf that
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:24 pm
Mulomowegorrila Mathoho is a cow of note, I wonder what the hype was all about concerning this Babie doll
posted: 05:26 pm
Ja ne ..., I saw Kungoane being an analyst on Supersport and when I say in life u must never give up u gents laugh at me, anything is possible in life I tell u.
posted: 05:27 pm
Well done boys,you worked hard 4 the point..
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:28 pm
Bafana Bafana Vs FFS with no name players, Bafana Bafana gets a hard fought for draw.The nation must b worried. This cows ar supposed to represent the nation.
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 05:29 pm
We know Zebras will complain about everything,,,weather, pitch, referee, psl management, safa or anything they can lay their hands on..!! Fact is,,, Free State Stars exposed them and hold them and reminded them to take a snapshot of the league and frame it on their walls because the real champions are coming to get them..!! Well done again FS Stars..!!! Credit to you guys..!!!
Ndoda Emnyama
posted: 05:30 pm
What a boring game between Zebras vs Free State Stars.......anyway what would one expect from this corruption Fc, Zebras aka Zim FC
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:30 pm
I mean if Bachimp Bachimp cnt score in a open game like this what more if yhey meet Bus parkers FC.
posted: 05:32 pm
Well done boys better luck next time
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