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Absa Premiership Report: Ajax Cape Town v Kaizer Chiefs, 12 May 2018

By Soccer Laduma - May 12, 2018 04:51 PM

Absa Premiership

Full Time: Ajax Cape Town 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 12 May 2018

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Ajax Cape Town finished in the relegation zone and will now take part in the PSL promotion/relegation play-offs after losing 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs in an Absa Premiership match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Chiefs controlled the match early on and dictated the flow of play, but for all their possession they struggled to break down a well-organised Ajax defence.

In fact, the only decent effort on goal in the opening exchanges came 11 minutes in when George Maluleka flashed a free-kick from 24 yards out inches of the Ajax goal.

The next decent effort went the way of Ajax in the 22nd minute when a corner-kick led to a goalmouth scramble inside the Chiefs box that saw the ball fall to Roscoe Pietersen a couple of yards out, but he toe-poked his attempt onto the post before Daniel Cardoso cleared the ball off the line.

Ajax threatened again when Krahire Zakri got onto the end of a great through ball in the 35th minute but he was superbly denied by goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo from 12 yards out.

Chiefs had the last say of the half when Gustavo Paez played Bernard Parke into space inside the box, but the latter saw his 14-yard volley magnificently saved by goalkeeper Jody February as the half ended goalless.

Seven minutes into the second half, Chiefs took the lead when Parker headed home a Maluleak corner-kick, 1-0.

On the hour mark, Tashreeq Morris broke through on goal and should have leveled matters for Ajax, but he was denied in a one-on-one with Khuzwayo.

Four minutes later the home side did equalise when Mosa Lebusa headed home a Rodrick Kabwe corner-kick, 1-1.

In the 66th minute, Siphiwe Tshabalala should have given Chiefs the lead when he dribbled his way into the box, but was denied from close range by February.

Seven minutes later, Roscoe Pietersen had a chance to put Ajax in front when he got onto the end of a left-wing cross, but his two-yard header was acrobatically stopped by Khuzwayo.

Ajax threw players forward in attack after that and left themselves exposed at the back, a fact Chiefs took advantage of when Joseph Molangoane found the back of the net from a few yards out after a swift counter-attacking move.

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Here is how they line up.

Ajax: 22 February, 43 Zwane (7 Mosadi 71’), 30 Booysen, 5 Lebusa, 3 Pietersen, 16 Kabwe, 6 Nel, 15 Sasman (11 Morris 46’), 44 Zakri (10 Losper 46’), 8 Magerman, 41 Lakay.

Subs: 1 Peterson, 13 Nhlapo, 7 Mosadi, 42 Julies, 11 Morris, 29 Malepe, 10 Losper.

Chiefs: 16 Khuzwayo, 2 Mphahlele, 4 Cardoso, 30 Ngezana, 23 Molangoane, 31 Katsande, 12 Maluleka, 36 Ntiya-Ntiya (22 Zulu 55’), 14 Tshabalala, 25 Parker (3 Mathoho 87’), 9 Paez (28 Zuma 65’)

Subs: 44 Bvuma, 3 Mathoho, 6 Jayiya, 5 Ntshangase, 29 Moon, 28 Zuma, 22 Zulu.


Match Centre

Ajax Cape Town
Full Time
12 May 2018 15:00 Cape Town Stadium South African Premier Soccer league
Kaizer Chiefs
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64’ Mosa Lebusa

52’ Bernard Parker

86’ Joseph Molangoane

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Love-downs May 15, 2018 10:26 PM
Mxm no star here!
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Chiefs must just write an email to CAF beforehand & withdraw from this competition & save themselves the embarrassment.
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at least
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daniel sedutla May 14, 2018 05:13 PM
Good luck to amakhosi for qualifiying for confed,its high time chiefs take this competitions sirous as we as supporters we want them badly
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sindilelwandise May 14, 2018 01:01 PM
I wish chiefs didn't qualify for this Caf confed so that we'll be able to focus on rebuilding
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jazzman89 May 14, 2018 08:00 AM
I miss Sir Kompie's interviews
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leendomint May 14, 2018 07:21 AM
End of the road for Brilliant Khuzwayo, wonder where is he's next destination...
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Die Wolf May 13, 2018 07:53 PM
@Zomania these guy are paying for what they did to cape town city owner. After just two seasons after he left ajax they are fighting for survival.
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Die Wolf May 13, 2018 07:50 PM
@Nastradumas I have watched Ntshangase playing if I was a coach he can be the first player I leave out of match day squad. he is not that good
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model c May 13, 2018 07:45 PM
we gng to win this small cup
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setlaboswana May 13, 2018 07:28 PM
@Mail4lyf, fau are not Continental championship material.
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setlaboswana May 13, 2018 07:15 PM
@Hlasela_Khosi, Champions don't have luxury of long breaks, we are hard at work.
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if they Ajax lose to leopards on Wednesday they are gone
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Hlasela_Khosi May 13, 2018 07:04 PM
@Setlaboswana ....thanks young man. enjoy your long break too and Congrats PSL Champ. #Watch us next season!
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rise up May 13, 2018 06:36 PM
tight by tight
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Vusi Bazela May 13, 2018 05:23 PM
They are gone for gud
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Nastradumas May 13, 2018 05:17 PM
This boy Ntshangase is getting wasted even mabedi don't wanna play him. I am glad for one thing though benching Ekstein.
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ayabonganic May 13, 2018 12:44 PM
@Dangerous when provoked spot on man,Mabedi and Zwane are doing just fine the longer it may continued
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ayabonganic May 13, 2018 12:42 PM
@Sqamtho I like that Zuma boy, if we can keep Mabedi and Zwane we can do better next season a new coach with new technical skill might change the football we have seen in the last 3 games
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Zomania May 13, 2018 12:36 PM
Money can't buy you success. Where is 7 stars???

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