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Sundowns Loanee Fires Ajax Past Resurgent WIts

Absa Premiership Report: Ajax Cape Town v Bidvest Wits 11 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 11, 2018 09:28 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Ajax Cape Town 1-0 Bidvest Wits
 
Date: 11 April 2018
 
Venue: Athlone Stadium 
 
Yannick Zakri's first-half strike was enough to hand Ajax Cape Town a vital 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday evening.
 
 
The match was open in the early stages, with end-to-end attacks but the final ball from both sides let them down.
 
The Clever Boys were particularly dangerous with their wing-play inside the first quarter of the half but the Urban Warriors goalkeeper Jody February was on top of his game.
 
Vincent Pule nearly gave Gavin Hunt’s charges the lead in the 21st minute with a shot from inside the box but goalkeeper February made a good save.
 
In the 26th minute, Yannick Zakri broke the deadlock Muhsin Ertugral’s troops, racing clear to slip his shot past Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet following a through ball from Fagrie Lakay, 1-0.
 
Lehlohonolo Majoro almost found the reply for Hunt’s men on the stroke of halftime with a close range shot but February made sure the Urban Warriors went into the break with their 1-0 lead.
 
Tercious Malepe had a chance to double the lead for the hosts eight minutes into to the second stanza after receiving a loose ball in his stride just outside the box but sent his effort wide.
 
Lakay nearly made it 2-0 for the Mother City club in the 63rd minute with a great shot from an acute angle but the Clever Boys shot-stopper Keet pulled off an equally great save.
 
The Urban Warriors were forced to absorb the pressure with 20 minutes remaining as the visitors were pressing high with a wave of attack after another.
 
Lakay should have killed the game for the Cape Town outfit six minutes before time after Zakri did all the work to win a lost cause and squared the ball to young striker, who blasted over the bar with the goal at his mercy.
 
However, the Urban Warriors managed to hold on until the full-time whistle to claim the vital victory in their quest to avoid relegation.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Ajax: 22. February, 43. Zwane (Kammies 46'), 30. Booysen, 5. Lebusa, 13. Nhlapo, 16. Kabwe, 6. Nel, 29. Malepe, 44. Zakri, 10. Losper, 41. Lakay.
 
Subs: 1. Petersen, 11. Morris, 38. Takwara, 25. Kammies, 8. Margeman, 3. Pietersen, 42. Julies.
 
Wits: 1. Keet, 2. Allie, 6. Scott, 8. Monare, 12. Pule (Keene 53'), 13. Hlanti, 14. Claasen (Pelembe 53'), 15. Mkhwanazi, 25. Gyimah, 39. Mosiatlhaga, 45. Majoro.
 
Subs: 36. Peters, 7. Klate, 9. Rodgers, 11. Pelembe, 26. Ritchie, 28. Keene, 41. Ntshangase.
 


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KhothaKhosi Joined: 15 Feb 2018
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KhothaKhosi Apr 12, 2018 09:05 AM
Mshini must negotiate with Pirates to get Gabuza to replace Ndoro. He works hard and will help Zakri a lot. He may not score many goals, but puts pressure on the defence to make mistakes for teammates to finish off chances.
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Apr 12, 2018 08:57 AM
Mushin connection, Hunt must be crying foul.
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roger-fetumba Apr 12, 2018 08:23 AM
Sundowns must just sell Zakri to Ajax
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 12, 2018 12:00 AM
Suddenly Zakri is now a regular goal scorer
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indidane Apr 11, 2018 11:00 PM
Tankie Zakri
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 11, 2018 10:04 PM
Next season we know who will be fighting relegation....lets hope Nyawana and Fat lips Parker will still have the legs to carry them
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 11, 2018 09:47 PM
Relegation battle, its gonna be very tough
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sprinkie Apr 11, 2018 09:37 PM
@Bridgertte Layun. he is pirates s new prophet
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Mandie07 Apr 11, 2018 09:36 PM
It's over
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Ndabayakhe Apr 11, 2018 09:35 PM
Weldne Zakriiiii
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Mandie07 Apr 11, 2018 09:34 PM
It's over
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Boris Becker Apr 11, 2018 09:29 PM
5points for me
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Boris Becker Apr 11, 2018 09:16 PM
Finish the game my Ref
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clemz7 Apr 11, 2018 09:15 PM
Tough game
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Bulla1000 Apr 11, 2018 09:09 PM
Good luck ajax
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Bridgertte Layun. Apr 06, 2018 06:40 PM
Win for Ajax ,failing to register maximum points out of hierdie botsing will mean that they're in groot moeilikheid

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