- PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs were held to a thrilling 0-0 draw by PSL newbies Highlands Park on Tuesday
- The 13 000 strong Makhulong Stadium crowd were treated to an action-packed match which featured everything apart from goals
- Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas was less than impressed with the condition of the pitch in Tembisa
Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants Kaizer Chiefs were held to a thrilling draw by the PSL newbies Highlands Park. The match might have ended in a 0-0 draw but it was a thrilling and utterly pulsating encounter which featured everything except goals.
The 13 000 strong Makhulong Stadium crowd were treated to a footballing spectacle as both sides played some remarkable soccer. The capacity crowd were in good spirits throughout the encounter with earlier safety and security concerns quickly fading to a distant memory.
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas was satisfied with the result and said he believed the result reflected how the game was played. Solinas was less complimentary about the condition of the pitch.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Solinas said he appreciated the effort shown by his players and the difficulty they had in adapting to a small field which was not in great condition. Solinas said the ground itself was lumpy in places and the grass was far from ideal for top-flight matches.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Solinas said he would have preferred a win because a club like Kaizer Chiefs always played to win and settling for a draw was not something he wanted to get used to.
Sport24.com reported that the action started early in the match and continued throughout the encounter as both teams attacked and defended for their lives.
Overall Kaizer Chiefs had more shots at goal in the first half of the match but could not convert on any of these opportunities.
The hosts never looked like they were intimidated by Kaizer Chiefs and can now boast having drawn their matches against all three of the PSL’s giant teams having previously held Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns to draws.
Kaizer Chiefs meanwhile will take some solace from the fact that they seem to be on the upswing, it might not have been the fourth win in a row the team was aiming for but the club has gone seven games without losing.
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