Teams: SuperSport United v Ajax Cape Town
Date: 29 November 2017
Venue: Mbombela Stadium
SuperSport United shift their focus back to the Absa Premiership when they welcome Ajax Cape Town to the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday night.
Eric Tinkler’s men are fresh from losing out on African glory after failing to score in the second leg encounter of the CAF Confederatons Cup Final, where they lost out to TP Mazembe 2-1 on aggregate.
United currently occupy 13th position on the log, and despite playing five games less than their opponents, they are still a point above their visitors.
The MTN 8 champions’ character will be tested as all eyes will be on their ability to bounce back after this major disappointment.
Ajax coach Stanley Menzo will have been furious with his side’s failure to hold on to a two-goal cushion after relinquishing their lead after 90 minutes had elapsed against AmaZulu.
Mabhuti Khenyeza broke Ajax hearts with a 93rd minute equaliser and denied the Cape side a rare victory, leaving them in a spot of bother.
The Urban Warriors will be aiming to beat their hosts while they’re still licking their wounds on Wednesday night but they should weary of the danger of a wounded animal.
Here's how they line up:
SS United: 1. Pieterse, 20. Kekana, 29. Gould, Egwuekwe, 2. Boateng, 8. Furman, 6. Letsholonyane, 16. Modiba, 19. Lakay, 13. Phala, 7. Grobler.
Ajax CT: 22. February, 5. Lebusa, 30. Booysen, 13. Nhlapho, 2. Evans, 3. Pieterse, 8. Margeman, 20. Mzwakali, 7. Mosadi, 11. Morris, 28. Phohlongo.