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MTN8 2016

Resilient Chippa Frustrate 'Downs

MTN8 

Result: Chippa United 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns 

Date: 11 September 2016

Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Chippa United and Mamelodi Sundowns played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their MTN8 semi-final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

There was a good tempo to the encounter, although Chippa were guilty of comitting too many fouls, which disrupted the flow of the game in the opening 20 minutes.

The Chilli Boys shaded the possession statistics as the half went on, as the likes of Thamsanqa Sangweni and Thembinkosi Lorch started having a bigger influence on the game.

Chances were hard to come by in the opening half, but Sundowns did go close after 37 minutes when Ricardo Nascimento headed wide of the upright from close range.

Chippa coach, Dan Malesela would not have been happy after his side saw most of the ball in the opening half, but failed to carve out a single clear-cut opening.

With Leonardo Castro missing, Sundowns struggled without a focal point in the attack, while Percy Tau was flagged offside on a few occasions. 

Chippa were dealt a blow just before the break when Rhulani Manzini picked up a knock and was forced to be replaced at halftime.

Pitso Mosimane opted to make a change of his own 10 minutes into second-half, as Yannick Zakri came on for his Sundowns debut, replacing Tau.

Sundowns struggled to retain possession and started committing needles fouls, which prompted Mosimane to replace Kekana, who was on a yellow card, with Lucky Mohomi in the 70th minute.

The Chilli Boys nearly broke the deadlock after 75 minutes through Lorch, but the midfielder's stinging effort forced Denis Onyango into a fine save.

With 10 minutes remaining, Mosimane threw on Thapelo Morena for his Sundowns debut, as the visitors went in search of a winning goal.

However, neither side could break the deadlock in the closing stages and will have it all to play for in the second leg.

Here's how they will lined up:

Chippa United: Akpeyi, Okwuosa, Thopola, Van Heerden, Kama, Sali (Masuku 90+1'), Sangweni, Mbenyane, Wambi, Lorch , R Manzini (Bareng 45').

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, S.Zwane, Arendse, Nascimento, Langerman, Mabunda, Kekana (Mohomi 70'), Dolly, Billiat, Tau (Zakri 53'), Vilakazi (Morena 80'). 

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