Chiefs, Santos in goalless draw
Chiefs, Santos in goalless draw

Posted in News on Feb 24, 2002.

Once again Kaizer Chiefs have thwarted Santos from a victory in a goalless draw in a Castle Premiership encounter at Greenpoint Stadium on Sunday.

Santos have only won one game in the ten years that these two teams have met.

In the third minute a free kick from the right went Musa Otieno, who was on the goal-line, and his bicycle kick was well saved by Brian Baloyi with an acrobatic save.

Ten minutes later Tyron Arendse passed to Jean-Marc Ithier in the box and his shot was brilliantly saved by Baloyi.

Chiefs were quick on the counter-attack and in the 17th minute Jabu Pule's shot from the right was well saved by a diving Andre Arendse.

In the 26th minute Chiefs lost a good chance when Pule received in the box but he waited too long before he took his shot which was blocked by a defender, Edries Burton.

Ricardo Mannetie, the Namibian star ,broke down the right, cut in but his shot was cleared by Baloyi's foot as he fell.

Doctor Khumalo replaced Patrick Mbuthu who was injured in the 42nd minute.

In the 58th minute substitute Justice Sithole's powerful shot from the edge was brilliantly saved by Arendse and two minutes later Otieno put pressure on Baloyi who missed the ball but Otieno's header just crossed the bar.

Referee Robbie Williams, who handled the game well spoke sharply to David Kannemeyer when he dived inside the box and tried to get a penalty.

The game was played in a good spirit and no bookings were issued.

Arendse was having more work to do than his counterpart Baloyi and in the 71st minute, he dived to his left to save a powerful shot from Thabo Mooki.

The home side were unlucky in the 77th minute when Jonathan Solomons crossed from the left and Ithier's header from five metres scrapped across bar.

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