City, Aces in dull draw
Posted: 30 April 2016 Time: 14:25
Polokwane City and Mpumalanga Black Aces played out to a dull goalless draw at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
In a game of few chances, Rise & Shine had the better of it. Carlington Nyadombo headed straight at the keeper from a free-kick early on, before Esau Kanyenda's powerful goalbound shot was blocked by Ashraf Hendricks.
The closest we came to a goal was on 53 minutes when Thobani Mncwango thundered a volley against the underside of the crossbar.
The striker should have also scored when played in shortly afterwards, but his first touch was heavy and Jackson Mabokgwane was out quickly to save.
The result leaves Aces in fifth place, though Orlando Pirates will overtake them should they beat Platinum Stars on Monday.
Polokwane still aren't mathematically assured of top-flight safety, sitting on 28 points from 27 games.
HOME: Polokwane City
Coach: Julio Leal
AWAY: Mpumalanga Black Aces
Coach: Muhsin Ertugral