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Hlungwane Denies Chiefs A Penalty In A Dull Derby First-Half

The day of the much anticipated Soweto Derby has finally arrived and both set of fans were glued Infront of their TV screens hoping to see their team taking the lead and probably go all the way and win the derby, awarding the lir fans the bragging rights over their bitter rivals, but the game seemd to have a slow start with both teams trying to maintain their tactical descipline and making sure that they don't concede first.

Both teams we trying to feel each other with the battle in the middle of the park, no goalkeeper was called to produce a save in the first 30 minutes, they defender well keeping each other at bay, the teams failed to produce a threatening moment that could have resulted in a goal, the action was in the mid-field.

Amakhosi fans will be feeling hard-done by the referee of the day Victor Hlungwane after the ball clearly hit Thulani Hlatshwayo on the hand when he was inside the box, for some reasons, the referee waved play on letting the former Bidvest Wits defender off the hook on the 31st minute.

In fourty minutes, there was never a pulse-stopping moment produced by either one of the sides despite both defenses committing some mistakes at the back, they were lucky not to be punished, the likes of Daniel Cardoso and Thulani Hlatshwayo were erratic, luckily they were not punished.

Amakhosi got a corner on the 41st of the game, but still they failed to make use of it with Zimbabwean International Khama Billiat failing to deliver a telling cross into the box, Suyabonga Mpontsbane and his defense were never troubled.

Fortune Makaringe almost gave the Buccaneers a lead just before Half-time after he connected with a cross from the right, but his hearder was off target.


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