Chippa shoot blanks

Meshack Maphangule of Chippa United during the Absa Premiership match between Chippa United and Polokwane City at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on August 28, 2019 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Meshack Maphangule of Chippa United during the Absa Premiership match between Chippa United and Polokwane City at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on August 28, 2019 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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Chippa United were forced to settle for yet another stalemate as they played to a goalless draw in their Absa Premiership match against Polokwane City at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

The Chilli Boys were the most attacking side in both stanzas but their positive play produced no positive results.

The outcome will come as a frustration to coach Clinton Larsen whose team has now gone four games without a win. With two draws and a loss in their previous game against Golden Arrows, Chippa were in need of some inspiration.

But as much as the home team tried, they could not break the deadlock. Looking back on Wednesday’s match,  the Chilli Boys will think back on the many missed opportunities they failed to put in the back of the net.

Chippa were dismal in front of goals in the first half. They had multiple chances to take the lead but, they failed to convert them. Scoring continues to be a concern  at the club. Chippa  have only scored two goals so far in the league from their four matches.

Larsen has  said he was happy with his team’s performance in  the previous games, but  good play should  go hand -in hand with positive results. In the second half Kurt Lentjies had two clear chances on goals but was unlucky.

In the first, he put the ball over the crossbar and his second attempt was blocked by Polokwane goalkeeper Mwenya Chibwe. Chippa kept pushing to break the Polokwane defence but their attempts were fruitless.

The Rise and Shine have proved to be good travellers as they had not lost a match away so far this season. They will be happy to take the point back home.

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