MATCH CENTRE

FRI 17 MARCH 2017, 20:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

2
VS
2

Ajax chase first win of 2017

by Graeme Jackson

Fri March 17, 11:48

Ajax Cape Town will look for their first Absa Premiership win of the year when they host Free State Stars at Athlone Stadium on 17 March 2017, kick-off at 20h00.

Ajax played to a third successive draw in the league when they were held 0-0 at SuperSport United on March 4.

The Cape Town side has claimed 11 points from 10 home matches this season.

The Urban Warriors are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with 21 points from 20 matches.

Stars suffered a second successive loss (and their 10th overall this season) when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Highlands Park on March 5.

The Free State side has claimed five points from 10 away matches this season.

Ea Lla Koto are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 18 points from 20 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Ajax and Stars have met in 27 league matches since 1999/2000.

Ea Lla Koto have 13 wins compared to seven for the Urban Warriors, while seven matches have been drawn.

Ajax have won seven of their 13 home league matches against Stars, suffering three defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season they played out a 1-1 draw in the Free State.

There has not been an away win in this fixture since Stars claimed a 2-0 victory in Cape Town in the first half of the 2001/02 season.

Ajax’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with SuperSport: February, Sasman, Pietersen, Coetzee, Evans, Mdabuka, Kabwe (Chipeta 90+4'), Mosadi, Mzwakali (Graham 75'), Mayambela (Morris 89'), Paulse.

Stars’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to Highlands: Mafoumbi, Mashego (Mbhele 56’), Teyise, Mahamutsa, Thlone, Jantjie, Masehe, Makhaula, Venter (Ntuli 81’), Potsane (Dlamini 54’), Anas.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
22. Mark Mayambela (32') 38. Mohammed Anas (18')
35. Roderick Kabwe (45 + 1') 38. Mohammed Anas (75')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1 2
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
5
Defender
40'
24
Defender
62'
34
Defender
28
Defender
3
Defender
6
Defender
27
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
33'
70'
13
Midfielder
58'
4
Midfielder
32'
90 + 1'
22
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
45 + 1'
35
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
66'
37
Forward/Striker
82'
15
Forward/Striker
18'
75'
38
SUBSTITUTIONS
Erwin Isaacs
Midfielder
62'
20
Mbuyiselo Thethani
Forward/Striker
66'
12
Aubrey Funga
Midfielder
82'
0
Lawrence Lartey
Defender
90 + 1'
26
CARDS
Grant Margeman
Midfielder
33'
13
Bokang Thato Thlone
Defender
40'
24
Grant Margeman
Midfielder
70'
13
Makhehlene Makhaula
Midfielder
58'
4
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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