Chiefs settle for a draw


Chiefs were the dominant side for the first 30 minutes of the game and may well have taken the lead if Mabuthi Khenyeza had been more clinical in front of goal.

The former Golden Arrows marksman was guilty of a missed chance when he failed to find the target from close range after a David Mathebula cross in the third minute and then struck the upright in the 15th minute from 10 yards out.

Mkhanyiseli Siwahla enjoyed Ajax's first chance when his thunderous shot from nearly 40-yards out in the 27th minute forced Amakhosi shot stopper Ithumeleng Khune into a finger-tip save.

The Soweto outfit had a couple more opportunities before the half-time break, but shots by youngster Sandile Zuke and Khenyeza did not force Ajax custodian Hans Vonk into making a save.

The visitors showed their intent early in the second half, with Khenyeza and Gerald Sibeko having shots on goal in the first two minutes, but it was Ajax who were to take the lead, thanks to Paulse's 49th minute goal.

The tall striker was on hand to calmly stroke home Russell Mwafulirwa's cross which preceded a flowing Urban Warriors counter attack.

But the home side's lead only lasted for 18 minutes when substitute Kaizer Motaung Jnr rifled a volley into the net with his first touch of the game after the Ajax defence had failed to clear a cross from the left.

With eight minutes to go, all three points seemed to be on the cards for the Johannesburg side when referee Daniel Bennett pointed to the penalty spot after Bageta Dikulu handled the ball in his own box.

David Obua stepped up to take the penalty, but the Ugandan's spot kick sailed high over the crossbar.