It’s Do Or Die For Ajax!
Ajax Cape Town will host Kaizer Chiefs in the final ABSA Premiership league encounter this Saturday, May 12. The Urban Warriors are in dire need to secure all three points in hopes of moving up the log standings and missing out on the play-offs. However, Amakhosi, on the other hand, are looking to qualify for next season’s CAF Confederations Cup.
Free State Stars travel to Gauteng as they face Orlando Pirates. Both sides are in good form and this promises to be an entertaining match. The Buccaneers would want to end the campaign on a high in front of their home crowd.
Ajax Cape Town V Kaizer Chiefs (PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE)
Match 1 Soccer 6 Pool 12 April S6 V3 P1
League Rankings: Ajax 15th & Chiefs 3rd
Useful facts: Having failed to win against Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns in their previous encounter, the Urban Warriors will look to come out hammer and tongs against Patrick Mabedi’s Kaizer Chiefs. Victory against the Glamour Boys may see Ajax avoid the taxing promotion/relegation play-offs, depending on other results. However, Amakhosi are also in need of victory to end what has been a rather tumultuous season on a positive note. The last time these two sides locked horns, the Soweto giants edged the Cape outfit 1-0.
Rivaldo Coetzee: Ajax
ORLANDO PIRATES V FREE STATE STARS (PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE)
Match 4 Soccer 6 Pool 12 May S6 V3 P1
League Rankings: Pirates 2nd & FFS 6th
Useful facts: The Buccaneers are back in Africa, having safely secured their spot in the CAF Champions League after finishing the season second on the log standings. Despite the 1-0 loss against Cape Town City in their previous outing, the Soweto giants have enjoyed a good run in the second round of the Absa Premiership campaign. Milutin Sredojevic indeed did a commendable job in ‘building’ a formidable Bucs team. Now the Houghton-based team will be looking to end the season on a positive note against Free State Stars this Saturday at Orlando Stadium. A scoreline of 2-1 was the result the last time these two teams met, in favour of the Ghost.
Rivaldo Coetzee: Pirates