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Cape Town City 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs: Amakhosi miss chance to leapfrog Orlando Pirates

6:47 am AEDT 16/2/22
Terrence Mashego, Cape Town City & Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Kaizer Chiefs, February 2022
The Glamour Boys dropped points in the Mother City and they couldn't move above their arch-rivals on the PSL standings

Kaizer Chiefs are now winless in their last two competitive matches after drawing 0-0 with Cape Town City in a PSL match which took place at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night.

Experienced defenders Erick Mathoho and Ramahlwe Mphahlele were recalled to the starting line-up by Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter. The Soweto giants were seeking redemption after being eliminated from the Nedbank Cup by TS Galaxy, who emerged as 1-0 winners on Saturday.

Baxter's counterpart, Eric Tinkler decided to make changes in his attack after City bowed out of the Nedbank Cup following a 2-1 loss to Royal AM on Saturday. Promising attackers Mogamat May and Jaeden Rhodes were handed their PSL debut by Tinkler.

City were the better side in the opening exchanges with 18-year-old Rhodes keen to impress and he fired the game's first shot on target. However, Rhodes' looped shot flew over the crossbar without troubling goalkeeper Brandon Petersen.  

The Citizens were looking dangerous in transition with the likes of Rhodes, May, Craig Martin and Mududuzi Mdantsane determined to use their blistering speed to cut open the Amakhosi's ageing defence which included Mathoho, 31, Cardoso 33, and Mphahlele 31.

Petersen, who was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the first-half, made a routine save from Mdantsane's long-range attempt, before handling Thato Mokeke's effort from distance with ease. The Cape Town-born shot-stopper then made a smart save to deny May from close range and the score was 0-0 at half-time. 

Having played crosses from wide areas which were easily gathered by keeper Hugo Marques in the first-half, Baxter introduced Samir Nurkovic, who is well-known for his aerial prowess as Chiefs looked to break the deadlock after the restart.

Tinkler responded by introducing Khanyiso Mayo with the former South Africa under-17 international having scored against Royal AM. The left-footed attacker looked to make an immediate impact as he cut inside from the right and he pulled the trigger, but his low shot was comfortable saved by Petersen.

Both teams searched for the winning goal in the closing proceedings with Njabulo Blom being denied at the near post by Marques and at the other end, Taahir Goedeman's effort went inches wide of the target and ultimately, the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

The draw saw Chiefs miss a chance to leapfrog second-placed Orlando Pirates on the league standings, but they moved up to the third spot and they will face Baroka FC on February 26. City remained ninth on the log and they take on Lamontvulle Golden Arrows on February 20.