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City & Chiefs Share The Spoils

There was no winner between Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs in their DStv Premiership fixture at a sold-out Athlone Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Chiefs fans packed into the stadium on a hot Cape Town afternoon, and there were early chances at both ends, in a fast-paced start to the game.

Wandile Dube had a glorious opportunity in the sixth minute, but the young striker’s final effort lacked composure and flew over Darren Keet’s goal.

City went close in the tenth minute as Darwin Gonzalez ran onto a good ball down the left and fired in a shot that struck the woodwork.

It was end-to-end action and Ashley Du Preez went just wide five minutes later as his shot from the right flew across the face of the goal.

City’s new signing Aprocius Petrus almost made his mark with an excellent long-range attempt on the half-hour mark, but Bruce Bvuma pulled off an excellent save to tip it over. It was the first of three attempts for City within a minute, as Petrus and Gonzalez were denied from close range.

Both teams continued to threaten, but at the break, however, it remained goalless.

At the start of the second half Chiefs had two good chances to grab the lead, Keet denying Duma before the young forward went narrowly wide two minutes later. At the other end Gonzalez’s 51st minute attempt was well saved by Bvuma.

Clear chances dried up for a while as the game became a physical battle in the middle though Siyethemba Sithebe was off target with a chance in the 62nd minute.

Eric Tinkler introduced Jody Ah-Shene in the second, giving a professional debut to the former Ubuntu Academy striker.

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.