Kaizer Chiefs squandered a chance to open up a two-point lead at the top of the South African Premiership table after being held to a goalless draw at midtable AmaZulu.
It was a dull encounter, with goalkeepers, Tapuwa Kapini of AmaZulu and Arthur Bartman of Chiefs, rarely tested at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban as play was largely confined to midfield.
Chiefs striker Sthembiso Ngcobo saw two first-half chances miss the target and the only surprise about his 75th-minute replacement by former AmaZulu star Lehlohonolo Majoro was that it took coach Vladimir Vermezovic so long to act.
The visitors intensified the pressure as time ticked away and defender Jimmy Tau and midfielder Mandla Masango failed to convert half-chances against a constantly retreating AmaZulu side.
The point has brought Chiefs level on 28 points with Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United at the summit, however, they remain third on an inferior goal difference.
Santos save draw
Santos snatched a stoppage-time equaliser at bottom-of-the-table Jomo Cosmos to draw 2-2 in Daveyton and stay just above the relegation zone. Despite The basement battle produced far more excitement than the Chiefs' match in Durban, with Eleazar Rodgers giving Santos an early second-half lead.
Tshidiso Tukane levelled four minutes from time and Alton Meiring put a Cosmos side coached by South African football icon Jomo Sono ahead in the final minute only for Wayne Arendse to salvage a point.