After shooting blanks in the Nedbank Cup over the weekend, Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns misfired again on Wednesday at the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium as they played out to an entertaining goalless draw against AmaZulu.
Sundowns would have been the happier of the two camps and should see the result as a well-earned point away from home as they also extend their unbeaten run to 21 matches in the league.
It was an exciting start to the game, but neither goalkeeper had to make many saves in the opening half.
In-form striker, Peter Shalulile had the first real opportunity of the game in the 26th minute, but his attempt from just inside the box, went wide of Veli Mothwa’s goal.
On the stroke of halftime, Thabo Qalinge had a chance for ‘Usuthu’ but his shot flew over the goal. At halftime, it remained goalless.
Both teams came out firing in the second half, looking to break the deadlock and Augustine Mulenga should have put AmaZulu in the lead in the 53rd minute, but his powerful effort struck the upright.
A few moments later, the encounter swung to the other end and Themba Zwane had a chance, but it lacked a bit of power and Mothwa was able to make a comfortable save.
Sundowns should have opened the scoring in the 74th-minute but Mothwa did well to deny Aubrey Modiba from close range, and Shalulile failed to score on the follow-up. Meanwhile, Mulenga had a chance in the 86th minute, but his effort was off target.
AmaZulu had a golden opportunity in the last minute with Lehlohonolo Majoro failing to reach the ball to tap it in for a goal.
The Tshwane giants remain at the summit and six points ahead on the table with AmaZulu in second place.
By FARPost Reporter