CAPE TOWN – Jan Olde Riekerink's wait for a first win as the new head coach of Cape Town City continues after his charges were held to a goalless draw by Highlands Park in their PSL clash at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
The Dutch tactician’s two games in charge have delivered two draws and he has his work cut out for him to turn around a season that has produced only two wins from 13 games, which sees the Citizens languishing in 10th place on the log standings on 13 points. Park move up a place to sixth on 17 points.
City attacked from the first minute with striker Kermit Erasmus, who missed the last game with a hamstring strain, using pace and movement to round a defender and get into the penalty area and then supply a cross that found Riyaad Norodien, but the winger was kept out by goalkeeper Marlon Heugh who gloved the ball behind for a corner.
Erasmus then sent in a defence-splitting pass that midfielder Thabo Nodada wasn’t able to connect with on the charge. Park were under the cosh for the first 15 minutes and hardly looked like making into the other half and survived another shot at their goal fired over the crossbar by captain Thami Mkhize.
City then suffered a blow in the 17th minute when Erasmus, who has scored seven goals in 12 league games, cried off injured again.