Register Login Live

PSL

Toothless Chiefs Held To Goalless Draw By Ajax

Absa Premiership
 
Result: Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Ajax Cape Town
 
Date: 16 April 2016
 
Venue: FNB Stadium
 
Kaizer Chiefs' winless run continued on Saturday as they were held to a goalless draw by Ajax Cape Town in the Absa Premiership.
 
 
The clash was off to a cagey start as neither side were able to create any clear-cut chances and were content to build slowly and probe for openings with caution.
 
In the 30th minute the game saw its first shot on target as Willard Katsande smashed the ball from outside the area, but Anssi Jaakkola did well to save.
 
Chiefs put some pressure on Ajax as they threatened again with Siphiwe Tshabalala warming Jaakkola's hands three minutes after the first attempt on target.
 
The hosts had some momentum behind them and came close again as Shabba played Bernard Parker through, but his shot was wide of the near post.
 
Mdabuka had a shot on target for Ajax but it was tame and Pieterse saved easily. William Twala then saw arguably the best chance of the half when he shot from the angle, but Jaakkola was up to the task.
 
Chiefs had an early chance in the second half when a cross from the right picked out George Lebese at the far post, but he couldn't control the ball with his chest and the opportunity went begging.
 
Tshabalala instigated a number of attacks for the home side, often setting up the likes of William Twala, but his shots at goal lacked precision.
 
Asive Langwe came off the bench to replace Norodien and almost made an immediate impact as he crossed for Nathan Paulse, but his shot went just wide of the far post.
 
Ajax had their best chance of the game in the 79th minute when a terrific cross from Langwe found Paulse in the area, but the forward directed his header onto the near post.
 
Chiefs had a late chance via Parker who was one-on-one with Jaakkola, but the goalkeeper pulled off another good save to claim a point for Ajax.
 
 
Here's how they lined up: 
 
Chiefs: 1 Pieterse, 18 Moleko, 4 Cardoso, 3 Mathoho, 24 Masilela, 31 Katsande, 29 Twala, 35 Balyoi, 17 Lebese, 25 Parker, 14 Tshabalala
 
Ajax: 32 Jaakkola, 2 Mabaso, 18 Mobara, 3 Coetzee, 5 Lebusa, 6 Graham, 31 Norodien, 8 Mdabuka, 29 Paulse, 20 Isaacs, 14 Morris
 

Castro, Billiat Lead Downs Past Cosmos

Pitso Pleased To See Billiat Among The Goals

Gyimah: It's Hard Work To Play For Pirates

1263 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Get Thumbs Up For No-Show

38 Dec 07, 2021 09:11 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Another Shock Resignation At PSL After Becker Exit?

10 Dec 07, 2021 09:55 AM in Siyagobhoza

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

SAFPU To Meet Over Ongoing Chiefs Saga

32 Dec 07, 2021 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Finally! FIFA Respond To SAFA Complaint

132 Dec 03, 2021 04:29 PM in Bafana

Hazard Receives Shock Transfer Offer

3 Dec 05, 2021 11:25 AM in LaLiga

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Latest Update On Chiefs Vs City Fixture...

108 Dec 04, 2021 11:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Comitis: I Don't See Chiefs Getting Special Treatment

131 Dec 03, 2021 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Insider: Chiefs Putting A Team Together!

85 Dec 07, 2021 11:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

SA Goalkeeper Coach Set For Big Tanzanian Job

2 Dec 07, 2021 12:02 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Bucs Qualify For CCC Without Kicking A Ball

43 Dec 03, 2021 08:13 AM in Orlando Pirates