MATCH CENTRE

WED 21 DECEMBER 2016, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Ajax end 2016 on a high

by BackPageTXT

Wed December 21, 21:28

Ajax Cape Town ended the year 2016 on a high as they defeated Chippa United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Prince Nxumalo scored the only goal of the match in the dying minutes to hand the Urban Warriors a fifth win from their last six league matches.

Ajax started strongly and created chances in the opening minutes for Mosa Lebusa and Ndiviwe Mdabuka, neither of whom was able to test Chippa goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi with their efforts.

The Urban Warriors bossed the game through the first half and must have wondered how they went to the break with the scores still level, as Akpeyi was called upon to make superb saves to keep out shots from Prince Nxumalo and Grant Margeman.

The Chilli Boys threatened only sporadically in the first half, with their best moment arriving just over 10 minutes before the break when a deflected header from Ajax defender Roscoe Pietersen forced Jody February into a sharp save.

Ajax picked up in the second half where they left off in the first and 10 minutes after the restart Thabo Mosadi cut inside and unleashed a powerful effort which forced Akpeyi into another fine save.

The match looked to be destined for a goalless stalemate, but the deadlock was finally broken in the 88th minute when Nxumalo provided a chipped finish from Travis Graham’s through ball to seal the victory for the Urban Warriors.

Ajax Cape Town (1) 1 (Nxumalo 88’)
Chippa United 0

Ajax: February, Isaacs, Pietersen, Lartey, Lebusa, Mdabuka, Mosadi (Makua 90+2’), Graham, Margeman, Mzwakali (Pholongo 85’), Nxumalo (Paulse 90’)

Chippa: Akpeyi, Mdaki, Mako, Okwuosa, Sali, Masuku (Mbokoma 84’), Sangweni, Zuke, Lorch, L. Manzini (Bereng 90+1’), Mashego (Mdlinzo 65’)

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
15. Prince Nxumalo (88')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
26
Defender
6
Defender
5
Midfielder
7
Defender
27
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
85'
11
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
65'
43
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
25
Midfielder
23
Forward/Striker
84'
41
Midfielder
80'
6
Forward/Striker
88'
90'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Masilake Phohlongo
Midfielder
85'
12
Sizwe Mdlinzo
Midfielder
65'
0
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
90'
29
Zaphaniah Mbokoma
Midfielder
84'
0
Tshwarelo Bereng
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
23
CARDS
Travis Graham
Midfielder
80'
6
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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