Starting XI: Ajax v Maritzburg
Absa Premiership Starting XI Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United 05 January 2018
Teams: Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United
Date: 05 January 2018
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Ajax Cape Town will begin life under Muhsin Ertugral when they host Maritzburg United at Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.
The match will get underway at 20h00.
The Urban Warriors find themselves in the relegation zone mid-way through the season after they lost 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs in the closing match of 2017.
The defeat sealed the fate of coach Stanley Menzo who was relieved of his duties and replaced by Ertugral who has returned at the club for his fourth spell as head coach.
The Mother City-based outfit will hope the Turkish tactician will lift them out of the relegation scrape as they lie second from bottom with 13 points from 14 games.
Meanwhile, the Team of Choice have been blowing hot and cold in the first round of the season and ended the calendar year with a goalless draw against Golden Arrows.
Fadlu Davids' charges are lying ninth on the standings with 18 points from 14 games. They are only two points behind sixth placed Bloemfontein Celtic.
Here's how they line up:
Ajax: 1. Petersen, 35. Ouattara, 30. Booysen, 3. Pietersen, 5. Lebusa, 29. Malepe, 10. Losper, 18. Mdabuka, 7. Mosadi, 11. Morris, 41. Lakay.
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 3. Sanoka, 25. Xulu, 16. Fransman, 26. Shandu, 15. Maboe, 8. Ndlovu, 11. Makaringe, 19. Rusike, 22. Mokate, 28. Mekoa.