MATCH CENTRE

SAT 01 APRIL 2017, 20:15, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

2
VS
1

Urban Warriors suffer defeat in Pietermaritzburg

by Bertin Basson

Sat April 01, 22:19

Ajax Cape Town suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday evening.

Andrea Fileccia and Brian Onyango on target for the Team of Choice who move up to eighth place on the log standings as a result.

Aubrey Funga's strike proved too little too late for the visitors as the Urban Warriors winless run in 2017 continues.

Stanley Menzo's troops were the better side in the opening stanza with Mark Mayambela unlucky to see his rasping shot wide on 25 minutes. But the visitors would find themselves a goal down at the break as Fileccia struck home five minutes before the interval.

The Belgian forward bagging his first goal for the Team of Choice.

The hosts doubled their lead in the 65th minute through Onyango. The Kenyan defender nodding home Deolin Mekoa's corner-kick.

Ajax Cape Town conjured wave-after-wave of attack in the dying exchanges of the clash and were finally rewarded as Funga found the back of the net in the 85th minute. The Zambian making no mistake from close range.

His goal, though, would come too late as Maritzburg United held on for all three points on the night.

Maritzburg United (1) 2 (Fileccia 40' Onyango 65')

Ajax Cape Town (0) 1 (Funga 85')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
Andrea Fileccia (40') Aubrey Funga (85')
2. Brian Onyango (65')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
65'
2
Defender
27
Midfielder
0
Defender
81'
32
Midfielder
89'
28
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
72'
0
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
57'
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
23
Forward/Striker
40'
46'
0
Midfielder
78'
6
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
29
SUBSTITUTIONS
Bandile Shandu
Midfielder
46'
26
Aubrey Funga
Midfielder
57'
0
Kurt Lentjies
Midfielder
72'
29
Neo Makua
Midfielder
78'
17
Blessing Moyo
Defender
89'
0
Prince Nxumalo
Forward/Striker
81'
15
CARDS
Bandile Shandu
Midfielder
48'
26
Aubrey Funga
Midfielder
75'
0
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
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