Frustrated SuperSport United remain winless
SUPERSPORT United missed a raft of chances in the second half as they were held to a goalless draw by Chippa United in an Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville last night.
On a frustrating night for the home side, both Kingston Nkhatha and Jeremy Brockie missed absolute sitters, as the Chilli Boys secured a hard-fought point with Matsatsantsa yet to win a game this season.
As expected, Chippa United bossed possession with the hosts happy to keep their defensive shape and hit the visitors on the counter-attack.
Much to the frustration of Stuart Baxter, SuperSport hardly troubled the Chilli Boys – and when they finally mustered a shot on goal, it was through a long-range attempt from Michael Morton in the 25th minute.
Having adopted a more free-roaming role under Baxter, Morton drifted forward before unleashing a powerful effort which floated straight into the grateful arms of Daniel Akpeyi.
Clearly not impressed by the quality of football displayed by his troops in the opening 30 minutes, Dan Malesela made two substitutes with eight minutes of the first half remaining.
Buyani Sali and David Zulu made way for Menzi Masuku and Lerato Manzine.At the break, the two teams were still deadlocked at 0-0, with what promised to be an end-to-end affair before kickoff, turning out to be a rather cagey battle in the first stanza.
Matsatsantsa finally got in behind the Chilli Boys’ defensive line in the48th minute, but with the goal at hismercy, Nkhatha failed to beat Akpeyi who made a good save – diving to his right to deny the Zimbabwe international.
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