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How Sundowns And Chiefs Will Play A Role In Ajax’s Survival

How Mamelodi Sundowns And Kaizer Chiefs Will Play A Role In Ajax Cape Town's Survival Hopes

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 13, 2018 07:00 AM

Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs will play a big role in where Ajax Cape Town will end up in the new 2018/19 season.

The Urban Warriors have four Absa Premiership fixtures left to be played and in order to completely avoid relegation and having to soldier through the play-offs, they will need to ensure that they do not drop any more points.

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However, Head Coach Muhsin Ertugral is aware of Ajax’s bad form on the road, adding that they could be in a predicament where they have to choose which upcoming away fixture to win.

Ajax will face Chippa away this weekend, before returning home to face Baroka FC and thereafter travel to lock horns with Sundowns, all before hosting Kaizer Chiefs on the last day of the league campaign.

“We need to win all home games first and before the season goes to an end, we need to win one away game, you need to choose which one you want to win, Chippa (United) or Sundowns. I am not going to put the boys under pressure, they know,” Ertugral told the media.

With Sundowns eager to claim maximum points in their encounters in order to comfortably win the league, the match against the Urban Warriors will be an interesting one as three points for the Brazilians boosts their title hopes by a large margin, while three points for the Urban Warriors could secure their place in South Africa’s top-flight.  

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In addition, the Urban Warriors’ last clash of the league will be when they welcome Amakhosi, with a must-win encounter on the cards for Ajax - a result that could decide their position for the new season.

Ajax have managed to secure maximum points from some of the so-called big teams in Mzansi, with Pirates, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits all suffering defeat at the hands of the Urban Warriors in the Mother City.

On the other side of things, Chiefs will be in action against Platinum Stars this weekend and should Amakhosi clinch all three points, it may result in Dikwena remaining at the foot of the table, with Ajax able to extend their lead from the bottom. 


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Umngcatshi Joined: 26 Mar 2018
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Umngcatshi Apr 13, 2018 05:05 PM
It will be clear where the league is going by the time downs play ajax. If Supersport manage to escape the last 2, then we will play our weakest team as downs but if Supersport is still there. Am sorry boys we will have to hammer you
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Apr 13, 2018 11:43 AM
No favours please.
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chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Apr 13, 2018 11:10 AM
By the time we play Ajax the league will be already at Chloorkop. So we will field our weakest team.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 13, 2018 10:47 AM
They cn count on sundowns not chiefs
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So-Mathabo-KBY Joined: 29 Aug 2016
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 13, 2018 10:21 AM
Ajax will give us a guard of honour then we'll donate 1 point in their survival fight but next time we won't be so generous
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The-Lip Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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The-Lip Apr 13, 2018 09:57 AM
I don't know about other 3 games but hey Ajax ma'se'kind don't worry about the chiefs one you are guaranteed 3points out of chiefs game that one is in the pocket just worry about other 3 games.
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Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Apr 13, 2018 09:57 AM
@FIFA behind chiefs: that is illegal and the penalty if found to be doing that is expulsion from all football activities.
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FIFA behind chiefs Joined: 24 Jan 2018
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FIFA behind chiefs Apr 13, 2018 09:23 AM
pitso is very stupid he can't give Ajax 3 points.
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Apr 13, 2018 09:20 AM
we'll beat you wena snake eyes i hate you for not winning the ligi with chiefs
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lungiez Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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lungiez Apr 13, 2018 09:12 AM
He must just beat Chippa tomorrow, or at least make sure he doesn't come back empty-handed.
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Xolisa{Khosificated2} Apr 13, 2018 09:07 AM
These Dwarfana fans cant evn go one comment without mentioning the big team in SA. We intimidate them evn if we ar miles away from them... Tjeeeeeerrrr its why I don't regret supporting my precious chiefs.
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roger-fetumba Joined: 12 Nov 2013
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roger-fetumba Apr 13, 2018 08:54 AM
Don't worry Mshini you still going to play Zebra 3 points is yours
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Mr_Down Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mr_Down Apr 13, 2018 08:51 AM
Mushin knows he can beat a so called big team "Chips" ..he knows hore they gone lose to Sundowns and then collect 3 points from the zoo. I see the zoo animals finishing 5th this season behind Free State Stars and Maritzburg United
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Pathology Joined: 08 Aug 2013
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Pathology Apr 13, 2018 08:47 AM
We will give Ajax a point at least, we love them we even gave them Zakri...

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