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Ertugral Looks Ahead To Play-Off Battle

Ertugral Looks Ahead To Play-Off Battle

By Soccer Laduma - May 13, 2018 10:32 AM

Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral says they were not thinking about the play-offs, but now that it is upon the Urban Warriors, they will be ready for the fight.

Click through the gallery to see the aftermath of Ajax's 2-1 loss to Chiefs

The Urban Warriors were condemned to 15th place in the Absa Premiership and consequently the relegation/promotion play-offs after losing 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs in their final league game of the season on Saturday.

Speaking after the match Ertugral said the reason for his side’s poor displays during the season was their inability to make the right choices under pressure.

“Our decision making under pressure has been our problem over the last four or five months,” Ertugral told SuperSport after the game.

“In the second half against Chiefs we needed to open up. But we conceded the goal from a standard situation that we have worked on and we knew it would be a threat, we knew it would be.

“After 1-1 we had two or three open chances to score, but we couldn’t finish and that is what happened all the time.

“The decision making and the precision of the application is what let us down.”

Ajax will now do battle with Black Leopards and Cosmos in the play-offs, starting with their first match against Black Leopards this coming Wednesday on May 16.

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“We never thought about travelling to the play-offs, we concentrated on the game against Chiefs and we wanted to win it,” added the Ajax coach.

“We need to now take it from here and to look into it.

“Obviously, at times we play the type of football that can be successful, but you need precision in the right time and the right moment. That is what let us down many times this season and then a little bit of being unlucky.

“Now we are going to Thohoyandou to face Leopards and that is a completely different game, a different ball game altogether, but we will be prepared for it.”


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Mthi215 Joined: 24 Aug 2014
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Mthi215 May 14, 2018 09:11 AM
Hay hay we going to beat Chiefs we have studied them well. Go study Black Leopard and Cosmos maybe they are open book than Chiefs.
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Prayer@k4l May 14, 2018 01:04 AM
U must use that muthi u used against rats
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Prayer@k4l May 14, 2018 01:03 AM
Playoffs waiting for u madala
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Prayer@k4l May 14, 2018 01:00 AM
U will only win against rats
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Madredz May 13, 2018 08:35 PM
Its time for me to welcome Black Leopards. Mutuka wa haya ha vhifhi. Lo swika duvha
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khosisi8@gmail.com May 13, 2018 06:38 PM
Its tim for me to welcom Mjomane
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Mtwesi May 13, 2018 05:10 PM
Why muhsin doesn't play Morris,lakay and zakri at the sometime upfront??? I don't understand!!! And where is mdakuba
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setlaboswana May 13, 2018 04:46 PM
How Ajax Cape Town lost to a dead team beats me.
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Dangerous when provoked May 13, 2018 04:45 PM
I have a feeling that Ajax will be relegated tomorrow as a result of Ndoro saga.They will lose points and Platinum Stars will proceed with play-offs on Wednesday.
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LeCowhlohlo May 13, 2018 03:18 PM
Tell me Muhshin, ''Do your temper on your players help you to be successful or you do that because you are thwarted''?.
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amuluks7 May 13, 2018 02:23 PM
Good luck
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Die Wolf May 13, 2018 02:08 PM
ajax wasted their time with Menzo
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Mpho'niya May 13, 2018 01:52 PM
Muhsin tried his best, but to be honest, your in the play offs due to your players raising the bar when playing only big teams,,, in this league u must be able to demolish your peers, a draw against a big team is the standard and a win is a bonus
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Monareng674@gmail.com May 13, 2018 01:29 PM
Ajax have 31 points and Platinum Stars 24 points if Ajax loose the case 10 points will be dedicated then Ajax will be left with 21 points,Platinum 24 points this means Platinum qualify for play offs
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Monareng674@gmail.com May 13, 2018 01:25 PM
There is something I don't understand Ajax will play play offs while their case is still pending and what makes things worse platinum stars won their last game if Ajax loose the case then ten points are deducted platinum start will qualify for playing play offs while already Ajax started the games for play offs? I think psl and Ajax know the outcome of the Ndoro case
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Bucsfever16 May 13, 2018 12:29 PM
@Bridgertte Layun : This talkative Mshini will send Ajax into the NFD and then resign on National Tv that's what the cow is capable of...mark my words.
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Takalani 23 May 13, 2018 12:21 PM
Too much talkative mushin
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mlingo s May 13, 2018 12:20 PM
Coach don't wary u will be back.no PSL team will be down because of playoffs.
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Bridgertte Layun. May 13, 2018 12:11 PM
he'll remain in the elite league after winning the playoffs and continue beating the hell out of jou gunsteling span wena @Rottefever 16 cow
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Voltaire May 13, 2018 12:06 PM
You deserve this and more for beating Bucs with inelegible Ndoro.

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