Lots of thunder, but no strike in league match

SuperSport's Dean Furman tries to score in the second half.

Football supporters packed Mbombela Stadium of Saturday evening for the SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs Premier Soccer League match.

Amakhosi’s Yusuf Bunting wasted a narrow but stray shot away from the goal post in the first few minutes of the match.

The shot set an electrifying atmosphere at the stadium as supporters started to cheer on.

Amatsatsantsa remained consistent with the ball possession after Bunting’s stray shot which put pressure on the Tshwane-based team. However, that did not stop both teams from attacking both ends.

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Amakahosi supporters.

Former Chiefs players Morgan Gould and Reneilwe Letsolonyane did not shy away from their former teammates.

Willard ‘Salt’ Katsande and Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsolonyane were at loggerheads when they tackled each other in the 23rd minute of the game.

Soweto giant’s defenders Teenage Hadebe, Siyabonga Ngezana and Daniel Cardoso tackled the men in blue strikers’ ambitions to put the ball behind the post to remain nothing but a dream.

The teams were both strong and had competent players who gave the fans an exciting match. SuperSport almost escaped with three points when striker Jeremy Brockie put the ball behind the net.

Unfortunately, Brockie was shown the offside flag.

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George Maluleka and Dean Furman.

This was the sixth league match in a row without SuperSport registering a victory. Amakhosi are gradually climbing up the log. They are stuck in position four with 23 points. Meanwhile, the Tshwane boys are in position 12 with 17 points.

Chiefs have been busy in the transfer market. The team recently signed Leonardo Castro from Mamelodi Sundowns, Kabelo Mahlasela from Bloemfontein Celtic, as well as Siphelele Ntshangase from Baroka FC.

All three new signings understandably failed to make the match-day squad as they only joined a few days ago.

Recently signed midfielder Mahlasela was also expected to be thrown into the deep end, but suffered an unfortunate injury during his first training session with Amakhosi on Thursday.

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