MATCH CENTRE

TUE 01 MARCH 2016, 19:30, ATHLONE STADIUM

1
VS
1

Chilli Boys hold Ajax at Athlone

by BackPageTXT

Tue March 01, 22:45

Chippa United held Ajax Cape Town to a 1-1 draw at Athlone Stadium on Tuesday evening, with Rhulani Manzini’s goal cancelling out Prince Nxumalo’s opener.
The result denied the Urban Warriors a place in the top eight of the log, while the Chilli Boys remain in sixth place.

The teams traded chances in the opening quarter of the match, though goalkeepers Anssi Jaakkola and Daniel Akpeyi were largely untroubled.

Ajax claimed the lead just before the half hour mark through Prince Nxumalo, with the striker providing a composed finish from Tashreeq Morris’ assist to make it 1-0 and claim his 11th league goal of the season.

The closest Chippa came to a reply in the first half saw attacker Rhulani Manzini strike an effort over the target direct from a free kick just before the interval.

After a quiet opening period of the second stanza, in which there was little in the way of goalmouth action, Chippa levelled the game on the hour on the mark thanks to Manzini, who capitalised on an error in the home side’s defence to make it 1-1.

A few minutes after conceding the equaliser, the Urban Warriors very nearly reclaimed the lead through Nxumalo, who shot just wide of the target – much to Akpeyi’s relief.

Ajax kept up the pressure on Chippa’s goal as the second half wore on, with Nxumalo and Morris both going close to a goal, but ultimately the Cape side were left frustrated and had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Ajax Cape Town (1) 1 (Nxumalo 29’)

Chippa United (0) 1 (R. Manzini 60’)

Ajax: Jaakkola, Mabasa, Mobara, Coetzee, Lebusa, Norodien (Langwe 67’), Graham, Morris (Hartog 88’), Mdabuka, E. Isaacs, Nxumalo

Chippa: Akpeyi, Thopola (Macheke 30’), Okwuosa, Chipeta, Cloete, Malongoane (X. Mlambo 88’), Mbokoma, Zuke, Sangweni, Mbenyane, R. Manzini (L. Manzini 63’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ATHLONE STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
15. Prince Nxumalo (29') 55. Rhulani Manzini (60')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
2
Defender
30'
24
Defender
0
Defender
2
Defender
5
Defender
33
Defender
3
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
60'
63'
55
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
72'
21
Midfielder
67'
31
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
88'
14
Forward/Striker
83'
88'
12
Midfielder
33'
6
Forward/Striker
29'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Asive Langwe
Midfielder
67'
19
Zitha Macheke
Defender
30'
5
Ashley Hartog
Midfielder
88'
25
Lerato Manzine
Forward/Striker
63'
25
Xola Mlambo
Midfielder
88'
42
CARDS
Travis Graham
Midfielder
33'
6
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
72'
21
Joseph Malongoane
Forward/Striker
83'
12
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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