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CT City New Coach Still Searching For First Win

Absa Premiership

Result: Cape Town City 0-0 Highlands Park

Date: 30 November 2019

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town City and Highlands Park were unable to end their respective winless runs in the Absa Premiership after playing to a goalless draw at the Cape Town Stadium.

City's top scorer Kermit Erasmus returned to the line-up after missing the draw with Bloemfontein Celtic through injury, while Thato Mokeke replaced Zukile Kewuti in the midfield.

Erasmus' evening did not go as planned as the former Orlando Pirates striker was forced off after 15 minutes through injury, with Fagrie Lakay coming on as a replacement.

Despite the early set back for the home side, they never really threatened the Highlands defence in a first half that was really drab at the times.

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That trend continued until three minutes before the halftime break when Thamsanqa Mkhize's low cross found Lakay, who fired over the crossbar from close range.

Mkhize was called upon at the other end shortly after the break as the City skipper produced goal-saving block to deny Peter Shalulile a ninth league goal.

Even with the substitutions made in the second half, both sides struggled to carve out a chances as both goalkeepers Sage Stephens and Marlon Huegh were barely tested.

The Citizens nearly found the breakthrough on 90 minutes when Thabo Nodada collected a pass from Surprise Ralani before unleashing a powerful strike that was tipped away by Huegh.

In the end, that proved to be the final opening of the encounter as City extended their winless run to three matches in the league.

Here's how they lined up:

City: 16. Stephens, 2. Mkhize, 12. Fielies, 5. Edmilson, 6. Seedat, 21. Mokeke, 26. Nodada, 18. Roberts, 17. Norodien, 11. Ralani, 9. Erasmus.

Subs: 19. Putsche, 23. Lakay, 40. Anderson, 30. Martin, 27. Potouridis, 25. Mthembu, 38. Kewuti

Highlands: 1. Heugh, 19. Munyai, 22. Williams, 38. Banda, 24. Rae, 40. Mahlangu, 6. Letsholonyane, 43. Mbatha, 38. Shalulile, 14. Mvala, 13. Ramagalela.

Subs: 42. Ngobeni, 12. Mogalia, 14. Msane, 2. Mzacam 21. Mbhele, 34. Motsepe, 11. Nyembe.


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