Amazulu, Stars play to goalless draw


Stars who have enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence since the reappointment of Cavin Johnson as coach are now unbeaten in their last four games.

Both teams started off tentatively in the early stages and a feature of the opening 20 minutes were the high number free-kicks conceded by either side, although only two yellow cards were required in the first half. Sifiso Hlanti (AmaZulu) and Rofhiwa Tshikovhi (Stars).

AmaZulu’s Bongani Ndulula had the first real scoring chance on the night but his parting shot went wide of the goals in the 25th minute.

Nine minutes later, Stars’ Ndumiso Mabena had a shot on target but AmaZulu defender Mbulelo Mabizela did well to block the attempt.

A minute ahead of the halftime break, Stars’ Siphiwe Sithole was blown up for a handball close to his penalty area. AmaZulu’s Marc Van Heerden struck the free-kick powerfully but his effort flew over the crossbar before the teams retreated to the change-rooms at the end of a goalless first half.

AmaZulu’s Bornwell Mwape found himself unmarked in a good position in the striking zone but he failed to make his effort count five minutes from the end.

Original source: Amazulu, Stars play to goalless draw