City and SuperSport share spoils in dull draw

SuperSport United & Cape Town City FC © Backpagepix

Cape Town City and SuperSport United earned their first point of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season after playing to a 0-0 draw in their season’s opening match at Athlone Stadium on Saturday night.

                                               
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City made a bright start to the game with Douglas Mapfumo having the first attempt on goal in the fifth minute, but his long-range effort went just inches wide.

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Ten minutes later SuperSport had their first sight of goal when a loose ball fell to Bradley Grobler’s feet only 14-yards out, but his snap-shot went narrowly wide.

 

In the 22nd minute Grobler created another scoring chance for himself after working his way into the box, but his powerful effort from just inside the box was superbly saved by Hugo Marques.

 

A minute later the action was at the other end of the park when Mduduzi Mdantsane broke through the SuperSport defence, but he was superbly denied in a one-on-one with the keeper.

 

SuperSport controlled the rest of the half, but despite all their possession they were not able to create any significant opportunities in front of goal.

 

The half ended 0-0.

 

Ten minutes into the second half SuperSport underlined their intentions when Grobler let fly from 18-yards out, but again he was brilliantly thwarted by the City keeper.

 

In the 65th minute City showed they were still a threat when Mdantsane found some space on the edge of the box, but his powerful shot went wide of the target.

 

The SuperSport defence, though, tightened up after that and for the most part they managed to keep City at Bay. City’s next effort on goal came in the 75th minute and was a 35-yard effort from Mapfumo which flew centimeters over the crossbar.

 

The home side continued to apply the pressure in the final 15 minutes of the match, but they could not break down the SuperSport defence as the match ended goalless.

 

City (0) 0
SuperSport (0) 0

  

CITY: Hugo, Mashego, Fielies, Fasika (Martin 78’), Mkhize, Mokhuoane (Goedeman 78’), Mobara, Mdantsane (Makola 90’), Ralani (Mokeke 69’), Mapfumo, Mayo (Roberts 90’).

 

SUPERSPORT: Williams, Nhlapo, Fleurs, Ditlhokwe, Bhasera, Webber (Lungu 79’), Donn, Mokoena, Mbule, Grobler, Gabuza.