By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
THE Absa Premiership league title remain wide open and a three dog-race after the top-of-the log clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars in Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium, Limpopo ended in a goalless draw.
Chiefs were tipped by most to win this match and be crowned the new league championships as they would have be leading the log with nine points with only three matches to go, but alas, it was not meant to be as Stars produced one of their best performance to deny the Naturena-based side that much needed maximum points.
As it has been the case before this explosive encounter which saw many missed scoring opportunities by both side as the order of the day, Chiefs are still on top of the log and this time with 56 points, six points clear of Dinaledi who are hot on their heels on second position with 50 points followed by Orlando Pirates on third with 49 points. For the records, both Pirates and Stars remain hot contenders for the league title against Chiefs with the mighty Buccaneers having a game in hand advantage.
The Chiefs-Stars clash today which also expected to provide a platform for the two sides’ leading scores Bernard Parker (12 goals) and Mogakolodi Ngele (9 goals) to add their goal tallies in their race for the Golden Boot Award was expected was s total opposite of the outcome of the first round which saw the Phokeng-based side easily won the clash 2-0.
Today’s results means that the South African football fans will have to be kept on suspense as to the destination of the league title for a little while as the saying goes: “It is not over until the lady sings.”
In another league match today SuperSport United registered their eight victory of the season in 26 matches at the expense of the struggling Golden Arrows whom they beat 1-0 away at the Princess Magogo Stadium.
The victory saw Matsatsantsa A Pitori moved two places on the log to the fourth position with 39 points.