Stellies, Chiefs play to draw

Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs played to a 0-0 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership clash at Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday evening.

Both teams conjured multiple chances to win the match, but neither could break the deadlock. The result leaves the two clubs in ninth and seventh place on the league standings respectively, with Chiefs having extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

Goal-scoring chances were few and far between in the opening stages of the match with the best opportunity of the first-half falling at the feet of Samir Nurkovic on the cusp of halftime. Lebogang Manyama picked out his attack-partner, but Lee-Raoul Langeveldt did just about enough to keep out the Chiefs skipper on the day.

Langeveldt was called into action once more three minutes after the break. The Stellies goalkeeper had to be at his best to keep out Happy Mashiane's powerful left-footed drive.

Stellies' first real chance came in the 51st minute following a dreadful error from Manyama in a dangerous area, but Erick Mathoho spared his teammates blushes with a timely block to deny Leletu Skelem.

The hosts should've opened the scoring two minutes later after Chiefs again coughed up possession in their own half, but Augustine Dimgba headed over with the goal at his mercy.

Chiefs had the better chances in the final few minutes of the match. Nurkovic rose above his marker to meet a pin-point cross in the 82nd minute, but the towering Serbian could only succeed in planting his header wide of goal.

Langeveldt then pulled off a terrific save two minutes later to deny Siyabonga Ngezana from point-blank range as Stellies held on for a share of the spoils.

Stellenbosch FC (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 0

Stellenbosch FC: Langeveldt; Van Heerden, Mthethwa, Robertson, Johannes, Nange (Scott 80'), Sinkala, Mendieta (Skelem 46'), Van Rooyen (Macheke 80'), Du Preez (Msengi 72'), Dimgba (Adams 90').

Kaizer Chiefs: Akpeyi; Zulu, Cardoso (Baccus 64'), Mathoho, Ngezana, Agay, Ngcobo, Matsheke (Blom 64'), Mashiane (Castro 65'), Manyama (Frosler 74'), Nurkovic.