MATCH CENTRE

WED 23 SEPTEMBER 2015, 19:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

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‘Downs look to bounce back against Ajax

by Staff Reporter

Mon September 21, 13:12

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Ajax Cape Town at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 23 September 2015, kick-off at 19h30.

Sundowns suffered a second successive defeat when they were beaten 2-1 at Golden Arrows on September 12.

The Tshwane side beat Bidvest Wits 4-2 in the only home match they have played so far this season.

The Brazilians are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with four points from as many matches.

Ajax recorded a third successive league win when they beat Polokwane City 2-1 at home on September 12.

The Cape Town side’s only previous away match this season was a 2-1 loss at Bidvest Wits on the opening weekend.

The Urban Warriors are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with nine points from four matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Ajax have met in 32 league matches since 1999/2000.

The Brazilians have claimed 12 wins compared to 10 for the Urban Warriors, while 10 matches have ended in draws.

Sundowns have won seven of their 16 home matches against Ajax, suffering four defeats in the process.

Last season the Urban Warriors won 1-0 at home, but the Brazilians claimed a 2-1 victory in the return leg in Tshwane.

The teams have played to just one goalless draw in their last 27 league encounters.

Sundowns’ line-up from their 2-1 loss to Arrows: Onyango, Langerman, Bangaly (Arendse 46’), Mphahlele, S. Zwane, Dolly, Zungu, Modise (Razak 74’), Billiat, Kekana, Malajila (T. Zwane 46’).

Ajax’s line-up from their 2-1 win over Polokwane: Jaakkola, Lolo, Mobara, Lebusa, Jenniker, Mdabuka, Mzwakali (Norodien 65’), Graham (Scott 75’), Losper (Isaacs 59’), Ncube, Paulse.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
10. Teko Modise (21') 11. Bantu Mzawkali (37')
28. Anthony Laffor (90 + 2') 29. Nathan Paulse (47')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
32
16
Defender
2
Defender
4
Defender
5
Defender
2
Midfielder
55'
18
Defender
6
Midfielder
37'
41'
79'
11
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
10'
24
Midfielder
51'
71'
7
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
21'
10
Midfielder
84'
10
Midfielder
65'
18
Forward/Striker
47'
29
Forward/Striker
27
Forward/Striker
53'
53
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mzikayise Mashaba
Midfielder
53'
19
Milton Ncube
Defender
55'
25
Anthony Laffor
Midfielder
65'
28
Erwin Isaacs
Midfielder
79'
20
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
71'
25
Travis Graham
Midfielder
84'
6
CARDS
Keagan Dolly
Midfielder
51'
7
Franklin Cale
Midfielder
10'
24
Bantu Mzawkali
Midfielder
41'
11
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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