Urban Warriors suffer Ikapa Derby defeat

Urban Warriors suffer Ikapa Derby defeat
Lyle Lakay of Cape Town City shields ball from Rheece Evans of Ajax Cape Town during the 2017/18 Absa Premiership football match between Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 30 September 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Saturday Sep 30, 2017. 17:10

Ajax Cape Town were unable to bring an end to their winless run against Cape Town City, as the Citizens emerged 2-0 winners in an Absa Premiership clash at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Following intense build-up to the third installment of the Ikapa Derby, the Urban Warriors failed in their efforts to grab the bragging rights over their fierce crosstown rivals.

Goals from Victor Obinna Nsofor and Judas Moseamedi guiding the visitors to victory.

Following a cagey start the clash, Rodrick Kabwe registered the first shot in anger with 26 minutes on the clock. Sage Stephens with a spectacular save to deny the Zambia international.

Obinna Nsofor duly opened the scoring for the Citizens for his first goal in South Africa's top-flight, eight minutes later. The burly Nigerian bundling the ball over the line after brushing off two defenders.

The visitors 1-0 up at the interval.

Ajax Cape Town head coach Stanley Menzo duly introduced Ejike Uzoenyi and Masilake Phohlongo after the break, in an attempt to turn things around.

But, it was not to be for the Urban Warriors as Moseamedi made sure of all three points for the Citizens in the 88th minute of the clash.

Ajax Cape Town (0) 0

Cape Town City (0) 2 (Obinna 34' Moseamedi 88')

Ajax Cape Town: Petersen; Evans, Nhlapo, Booysen, Lebusa - Pietersen (Uzoenyi 55'), Malepe, Margeman (Mdabuka 80') - Kabwe (Phohlongo 58'), Mosadi, Morris

Cape Town City: Stephens; Seedat, Johannes, Fielies, Mkhize - Matsi, Nodada - Lakay, Patosi (Modise 65'), Martin (Edmilson 81') - Obinna (Moseamedi 46')




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