Sundowns, Celtic shoot blanks in Absa Premiership
It’s back to the drawing board for Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane as the search for the elusive win continues.(SABC)
Mamelodi Sundowns stretched their winless streak in the Absa Premiership to five games as they played to a goalless draw with Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on Wednesday night.
Patrick Tignyemb was the first to be tested by Hlompho Kekana’s long range effort.
Sundowns were lucky not to concede on the half-hour mark as Celtic put them under pressure.
Tignyemb denied Castro at point blank range before Zwane’s follow up was cleared away from the line by Ndengane.
The Brazillians had the ball in the back of the net but the flag was already up ruling Kekana offside.
For the second time in the match, Sundowns came close to taking the lead but Ricardo Nascimento’s effort was clear off the line.
Downs piled the pressure on Celtic and Khama Billiat glanced the ball onto the crossbar.
Sundowns were awarded a free-kick towards the end and Modise forced a save out of the keeper.