|TEAM LINE UP|
( Mzwakali 64)
|15||P Nxumalo ( Paulse 68)|
|13||R Gamieldien (Langw 77)|
AJAX CAPE TOWN 1
Ruzaigh Gamieldien (33)
0 GOLDEN ARROWS
Date: Friday ,29 January 2016
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Lamontville Golden Arrows have been defeated 1-0 in Cape Town tonight after a game that saw both teams fighting hard to find scoring opportunities.
The game started off with both teams measuring each other up in the midfield while trying to carry out their respective game plans. Within 15 minutes however, both sides had settled enough to have attempts at goal, with Ajax trying to convert a cross from Lebusa and then Musonda countering with a shot that went over the top. A flurry of 5 minutes saw Abafana Bes’thende have another three shots but were unable to capitalise. Bothe teams then consolidated and there was a mid-field battle to try and create the opportunity they both seemed. Ajax managed to capitalise in the 32’ when Gamieldien scored with a left footed shot to take the home team into the lead. Close to the half time break Ajax narrowly missed going 2-0 up, however, some great keeping from Mbaeva denied them.
The second half was more of a defensive one for Golden Arrows and Katjuikua, Musonda, Mathiane and Mbaeva were kept on their toes as Ajax played hard to try and get another goal. Once again, Mbaeva’s great keeping skills managed to deny the home side scoring again for the remainder of the game. Golden Arrows had a number of opportunities to equalise. Mngwengwe, Shitolo and Khenyeza had opportunities to equalise but the finishing was just not there.
The team have a couple of days to regroup before they meet Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday night. Tickets are on sale already and cost R60 per adult and R10 for scholars.
On Sunday, the Diski side plays Platinum Stars at 12 at King Zwelethini stadium.
|TEAM LINE UP|
|21||N Mngwengwe (Hlongwane 75)|
|41||A Fikizolo (Makudubela 60)|
|7||D Hotto (Khenyeza 61)|