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Ajax Net Late To Deny Chippa Three Points

Absa Premiership Report: Chippa United v Ajax Cape Town 15 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 15, 2018 04:55 PM
Absa Premiership
Result: Chippa United 1-1 Ajax Cape Town
Date: 15 April 2018
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Yannick Zakri struck in second-half stoppage time to earn Ajax Cape Town a point as they drew 1-1 with Chippa United in the Absa Premiership on Sunday afternoon.
It was a cagey affair in the opening stages as both sides struggled to carve out clear-cut chances in the opening 15 minutes.
The game's first chance arrived after 31 minutes when Yannick Zakri skipped past James Okwuosa but Paseka Mako produced a fine challenge to deny the Ivorian a sight at goal from in the box.
The Urban Warriors managed to carve out another chance just before the break as Kabwe and Fagrie Lakay combined to set up Zakri, who sent his effort wide of the mark.
It proved to be a quiet opening 45 minutes for Ajax shot-stopper Jody February as the sides went into the break scoreless.
Chippa didn't look threatening in the first stanza but they nevertheless took the lead on 53 minutes close-range close range strike from Mxolisi Macuphu.
Muhsin Ertugral responded by introducing Tashreeq Morris for Isaac Nlhapo just before the hour mark.
The Urban Warrirors went close to leveling matters on 67 minutes when Morris teed up Morne Nel, whose shot from the edge of the box sailed just over the crossbar.
Former Chippa forward Samuel Julies  was introduced for the final 15 minutes of the half as Ajax pushed for an equaliser.
The vital goal finally arrived for Ajax on 90 minutes as Zakri slotted home to claim his second goal in as many games for the Urban Warriors to leave them one point from safety with three games remaining.
Here's how they lined up:
Chippa: 1. Akpeyi, 4. Macheke, 47. Nsabiyumva, 2. Okwuosa, 7. Mako, 11. Mayambela, 27. Mabaso, 23. Mntambo, 6. Sali, 21. Rakhale, 17. Macuphu.
Subs: 29. Mlhongo, 10. Mbenyane, 35. Bergman, 40. Manqele, 8. Mzwakali, 43. Mashego, 22. Modisane.
Ajax: 22. February, 43. Zwane, 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.


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Skeem Sa HDK Joined: 10 Dec 2017
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Skeem Sa HDK Apr 16, 2018 07:38 AM
So Ajax will only get another 3 points next season when they play Chiefs, their results pattern goes like this: win against Chiefs then D D D D D L D D W. The next league game win will be in November against Chiefs.
So-Mathabo-KBY Joined: 29 Aug 2016
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 15, 2018 05:49 PM
Roger and co. bought an NFD club for the value of a PSL club hope they know how difficult it is in the NFD with the Sono's and the Thidiela's buying refs left right and centre....Polokwane City will go down courtesy of the Play Offs
setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Apr 15, 2018 05:03 PM
Ajax will take one point, it is huge.

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