MATCH CENTRE

WED 04 MAY 2016, 19:30, ATHLONE STADIUM

2
VS
2

A late goal saves Cosmos against Ajax

by BackPageTXT

Wed May 04, 21:28

A late goal by Tebogo Makobela earned Jomo Cosmos a 2-2 draw with Ajax Cape Town in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

The draw left the Urban Warriors placed tenth on the Absa Premiership standings, while Ezenkosi also remained 14th on the league log.

Cosmos goalkeeper Sherwin Naicker was called into action just two minutes into the game pushing away Ajax winger Franklin Cale's corner-kick.

At the other end, Linda Mntambo put Ezenkosi into the lead with a good header to silence the Urban Warriors' fans thirteen minutes into the game.

In the 26th minute, Cosmos midfielder Tebogo Makobela tried to grab the visitors' second goal, but Ajax goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola denied him.

Ajax midfielder Erwin Isaacs' goal-bound effort was timely blocked by the Cosmos defenders eleven minutes before half-time.

Just four minutes into the half, Nathan Paulse set-up Prince Nxumalo and the latter fired past Naicker to restore parity for the Urban Warriors.

The visitors nearly restored their lead in the 64th minute when Thabang Monare's cross was headed inches wide of the target by Mntambo.

New Bafana Bafana international Nxumalo's header missed the target with 15 minutes left on the clock as the home side searched for the winner.

The striker did find the back of the net in the 85th minute when he scored with a right-footed finish with Abbubaker Mobara grabbing an assist.

Cosmos midfielder Tebogo Makobela had other ideas as he made it 2-2 with a decent header and the league game ended in a draw.

Ajax (0) 2 (Nxumalo 49', 85')
Cosmos (1) 2 (Mntambo 13', Makobela 90')

Ajax: Jaakkola, Mabaso (Mobara 78'), Lartey, Coetzee, Lebusa, Graham, Isaacs (Losper 45'), Abondo, Cale, Mzwakali (Paulse 45'), Nxumalo.

Cosmos: Naicker, Nsabiyumva, Jampies, Zulu, Machupu (Mukamba 79'), Monare, Mntambo, Kumalo, Makobela, Mngomezulu, M. Sono (Madonsela 79').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ATHLONE STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS JOMO COSMOS GOALS
15. Prince Nxumalo (49') 23. Linda Mntambo (13')
15. Prince Nxumalo (85') 18. Tebogo Makobela (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
89
Defender
78'
2
Defender
25
Defender
26
Defender
5
Defender
72'
33
Defender
3
Defender
62'
14
Midfielder
46'
11
Midfielder
79'
22
Midfielder
46'
20
Midfielder
79'
30
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
29'
6
Midfielder
90'
18
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
49'
85'
15
Forward/Striker
13'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Toriq Losper
Midfielder
46'
10
Denver Mukamba
Forward/Striker
79'
30
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
46'
29
Nkanyiso Madonsela
Midfielder
79'
26
Abbubaker Mobara
Midfielder
78'
18
CARDS
Travis Graham
Midfielder
29'
6
Sipho Mngomezulu
Defender
62'
14
Pentjie Zulu
Defender
72'
33
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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