Chippa & Arrows Play Out Stalemate
Absa Premiership Report: Chippa United v Golden Arrows 21 January 2018
Result: Chippa United 0-0 Golden Arrows
Date: 21 January 2018
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Chippa United and Golden Arrows played to a 0-0 draw in an Absa Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Both sides saw a bit of the ball in the opening exchanges, although chances were hard to come by in the respective final thirds.
Nkosingiphile Gumede was called into action on 10 minutes, as the Arrows goalkeeper produced a fine save to deny Mxolisi Macuphu.
Teboho Moloi opted for a change after 23 minutes as Katlego Mashego made way for Mbokoma.
Thabo Rakhale had a quiet start to the game, but came to life just before the hour mark when he beat one defender, before forcing Gumede into a fine save.
That proved to be the final chance of the half, as the sides went into the break scoreless.
The visitors got off to a slow start in the second half, which prompted Clinton Larsen to introduced Jabulani Shongwe and Siphelele Magubane.
Chippa opted for a change of their own on 68 minutes as Rakhale made way for Buyani Sali.
Both sides struggled with the final pass, leaving both sets off attacks frustrated with 10 minutes remaining.
However, neither side could find an opening in the latter stages of the half and they were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.
Here's how they lined up: