Absa Premiership

Chiefs, Sundowns share the spoils

Chiefs v Sundowns (Gallo Images)
Chiefs v Sundowns (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Bidvest Wits will have an opportunity to move top of the PSL standings on Sunday after Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a goalless draw at the FNB Stadium on Saturday evening. 

The two South African giants came to life in the second-half in Soweto, but failed to convert chances at either side of the park as they shared the spoils.  

A rather cagey opening 45 minutes was followed by an end-to-end battle after the break.  

Camaldine Abraw was the only threat in the first stanza, but after George Maluleka missed a glorious chance just short of the hour, the game jumped into life.  

The Amakhosi midfielder failed to convert with just Denis Onyango to beat after Siphiwe Tshabalala put him straight through on goal - the former Ajax Cape Town man seemed to be caught in two minds as he fluffed his effort with the goal at his mercy.  

Maluleka was almost left ruing his blooper soon after as Khama Billiat forced Reyaad Pieterse into a smart save at his near post before Hlompho Kekana directed the rebound over the crossbar.  

Tebogo Langerman nearly emerged as the unlikely hero with the fullback unlucky to see his stinging drive canon off the woodwork on 85 minutes. What looked a speculative effort, almost turned out to be the winning goal -  Pieterse watched in disbelief as the ball crashed into the crossbar and away from danger.  

The result leaves Chiefs five points off the pace.