Absa Premiership

Limpopo derby ends in a dull draw

Polokwane City (Supplied)
Polokwane City (Supplied)

Cape Town - Polokwane City and Baroka played out to a timid 0-0 draw as neither side looked willing to risk it all in their opening Absa Premiership fixture at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

With no goals scored in either half, the Limpopo Derby failed to live up to its pre-match hype. Neither side were able to convert numerous chances created throughout the ninety minutes of play.

Managers Bernard Molekwa and Kgoloko Thobejane spoke of their desire to start of their new Premiership campaign in emphatic fashion.

However, the fans who made their way to the Peter Mokaba Stadium will be wondering how their respective sides will fair this season - due to their ineffective displays in front of goal.

Rodney Ramagalela and Talent Chawapihwa both had chances for their respective sides early on but the latter shot straight at Rise and Shine goalkeeper George Chigova - while the former Sundowns man shot wide.

The second-half was marred by a lack of concentration and possibly fitness from the men in Limpopo and possession was squandered too easily while both keepers watched the fixture without enduring any real pressure.