CAPE TOWN – Stellenbosch FC and Maritzburg United both remain winless in the league this season after playing to a 0-0 draw at a cold and wet Athlone Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
On the balance of chances, Maritzburg – who hit the bar in the second half and had a few other close calls for a goal, felt they deserved a more from the game. “For me it was a massive disappointment, almost like a loss,” coach Eric Tinkler said afterwards.
The early stages were evenly contested, with both sides enjoying time in the opposition half.
The first chance fell the way of the visiting side, but they were unable to capitalise as Thabiso Kutumela's angled drive flashed wide in the seventh minute.
Midway through the half Kutumela curled another effort wide, while at the other end, Maritzburg keeper Richard Ofori tipped over an Iqraam Rayners flick from close range, before saving a header from Alan Robertson.