Kaizer Chiefs had been dominant towards a bodily Horoya AC content material to play a irritating recreation, the house crew unable to revenue from their probabilities and having to accept Tuesday night’s Zero-Zero draw opening their Caf Champions League Group C marketing campaign.
Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt had out a retro Four-Four-2 formation at FNB Stadium. A diamond 4 in the midst of Kearyn Baccus on the best, Willard Katsande in defensive midfield, Bernard Parker on the left and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo in attacking midfield served twin strikers Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic.
Chiefs edged the primary half. They lifted their tempo and camped in Guinean outfit Horoya’s half within the second, the West Africans abandoning even the counterattack after the break.
On this interval Horoya needed to concede quite a few set items, from which Amakhosi’s large strikers threatened.
Far aspect assistant-referee Mogomotsi Morakile dominated quite a few seemingly marginal offside choices towards the house crew, together with over-ruling two Nurkovic finishes. To be honest to the match official from Botswana, he appeared to get the bulk proper, although crucially a Nurkovic header minutes again from the break that beat goalkeeper Moussa Camara appeared incorrectly dominated offside.
Chiefs would have felt they’d finished sufficient to safe the three factors. Horoya would even have felt they’d performed a irritating recreation successfully sufficient, whereas additionally driving their luck, to deserve some extent.
Amakhosi edged the exchanges within the first half, but additionally discovered Horoya bodily imposing and difficult to get via.
Left-back Reeve Frosler’s cross from deep discovered Nurkovic free on the far put up, the Serb unable to recover from the header.
Horoya appeared able to catching Chiefs on the counter and had arguably the perfect probability of the half when, from a punt up-field, striker Yakhouba Barry received up for the flick-on that discovered Enoch Agyei to beat offside on the best. With Itumeleng Khune nicely off his line the winger tried a lob that landed simply previous the left upright.
4 minutes into the second half Chiefs appeared to have pried their breakthrough. A cross from Frosler once more discovered Nurkovic free to this time nod previous Camara. Assistant-referee Morakile surprisingly dominated offside.
Frosler’s deliveries, displaying himself as adept at a cross along with his left as his favoured proper, and Chiefs’ large entrance pair triggered Horoya issues all night, as subsequent it was Castro who headed just a few toes broad.
But it surely was not simply these three within the recreation, Ngcobo’s free-kick from the left channel floated to the best upright the place Ngezana headed at Camara, once more Morakile elevating his flag.
Substitute Njabulo Blom struck laborious within the 86th, Camara equal to the cease.
Khune was at full stretch to disclaim a smash and seize and the strike of Mohamed Wonkoye in damage time. Substitute Lebogang Manyama’s free-kick earned the same cease from Camara.