|Dean Furman and Musa Nyatama © Gallo Images
Bloemfontein Celtic and SuperSport United played out a goalless draw in their Absa Premiership clash at Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The result sees Matsatsantsa extend their unbeaten run in the league to 11 matches ahead of next weekend’s Telkom Knockout final, while Phunya Sele Sele have gone three games undefeated in the league but will feel they left two points on the table after dominating this clash and missing a late penalty.
The first half finished goalless, though Celtic will feel they should have found the back of the net at least once given the chances they created.
Perhaps the best of them fell to Musa Nyatama midway through the half, with the midfielder presented with a clear sight of goal only to shoot off target from the edge of the box.
Another good opportunity for the hosts saw Deon Hotto provide a fine cross from the left for Atusaye Nyondo to turn and shoot on target, but his effort lacked the power needed to beat Reyaad Pieterse.
Phunya Sele Sele continued to be the better team in the second half, dominating possession to force the Tshwane visitors to feed off scraps, but they struggled to create clear-cut scoring chances.
SuperSport’s forays into the danger area were few and far between, but substitute Dove Wome wasn’t far off breaking the deadlock in the 73rd minute when he sent a long range effort just off target.
Drama erupted in the last minute of regulation time when Pieterse brought down Dumisani Zuma in the box to give away a penalty. Khethowakhe Masuku took the spot kick for the hosts, but his effort hit the top of the bar and bounced away to safety.
Bloemfontein Celtic 0
SuperSport United 0
Celtic: Tignyemb, Letlabika, Sankara, Mxoyana, Dube, Ndengane, Nyatama (Lakay 86’), Maruping, Hotto (Masuku 58’), Zuma, Nyondo
SuperSport: Pieterse, Boxall, Booysen, Farmer, Bhasera, Phala (Modiba 78’), Morton, Furman, Alexander (Wome 56’), Mnyamane (Daniels 87’), Nkhatha