‘Downs, Chiefs in an exhilarating stalemate
Tebogo Langerman of Mamelodi Sundowns fouled by George Lebese of Kaizer Chiefs
Sundowns were in the ascendency early in the match and had an opportunity open the scoring in the sixth minute, but were let down by poor finishing by their leader. Captain Teko Modise cut in on the left wing and hit a shot which went high of goals.
In the 16th minute Sundowns’s leading marksman Katlego Mphela was allowed a mile of space by the Chiefs players in the middle of the park nearing the box, and the Bafana Bafana striker did not take too much advantage of this as he unleashed a powerful shot that went high of goals like Modise’s did.
Elevens later Modise had another crack at Chiefs ‘keeper Itumeleng Khune from range but his shot low was on the ground this time which gave Khune enough time to suss out the attempt.
With the half time break only seconds away, the Glamour Boys were a touch unfortunate to not head into the change rooms with the lead when George Lebese had the best chance of the first half when he hit a thunderous left footed shot from the edge of the box which the ‘keeper parried away in a save.
In the 50th minute Chiefs could have opened their account when Lebese provided an excellent cross into the box but Bernard Parker on the far end could only tap his shot wide outside an empty net.
In the 80th minute of the match Sundowns were superbly denied all three points by Khune. ‘Downs left-back Tebogo Langerman sent in a sweet cross from the left wing, but Themba Zwane's pin-point header from six-yards was parried over the bar by Khune.
Mamelodi Sundowns (0)0
Kaizer Chiefs (0)0