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Stellenbosch could not find the breakthrough they needed against AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday evening as the two sides played to a goalless draw at the Danie Craven Stadium.

Going into the match with the intention of winning to keep their CAF Champions League hopes alive, it was not to be as the away side put in an impressive defensive display. The first half was one-way traffic and Stellies gave everything in attack.

Usuthu had a chance in the 32nd minute through Augustine Mulenga’s curling attempt into the goal, but the ball went wide after receiving a cross from Tshepang Moremi. The sides went into halftime squarely.

The second half was much more intense as AmaZulu showed a little more strength up front, but none of their efforts posed much of a challenge. Maroons’ top scorer Iqraam Rayners had a few chances to open the scoring, but an in-form Veli Mothwa did well to keep him out of the goal.

In the 78th minute, Devin Titus also came close to a breakthrough, but Mothwa was very alert, together with Ramahlwe Mphahlele in defense. The match ended goalless with a share of the spoils in the Western Cape.

The result puts more pressure on Stellies as Orlando Pirates are now just one point behind them after their victory over Chippa United in the race for second place in the DStv Premiership.

Stellenbosch (0) 0

AmaZulu (0) 0

Stellenbosch: S. Stephens, D. Van Rooyen, T. Moloisane, I. Toure, F. Basadien, S. Nduli (M. Boji 88′), J. Adams, D. Titus, A. De Jong (G. Palace 74′ ), A. Oura (A. Van Wyk 67′), I. Rayners

AmaZulu: V. Mothwa, R. Hanamub, M. Gumede, R. Mphahlele, W. Jooste, E. Brooks (G. Maluleka 76′), B. Motshwari, T. Moremi (H. Ekstein 46′), M. Mbanjwa, A. Mulenga, S. Dion (F. Letsoalo 68′)