MATCH CENTRE

SUN 15 APRIL 2018, 15:00, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

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Zakri scores late to earn Ajax Cape Town a point in PE

by Staff Reporter

Sun April 15, 17:36

Yannick Zakri scored a 90th minute equalizer for Ajax Cape Town in a 1-1 Absa Premiership draw against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The game got off to a rather cagey start with both teams not willing to push men forward in attack.

Zakri should've put the visitors ahead in the 31st minute following a weaving run, but Paseka Mako got back well to deny the Ivorian who looked sure to score.

At the other end of the pitch, Mako again proved his worth with a rasping shot that cannoned off the woodwork.

Goalless at the break.

The Chilli Boys hit the front in the 53rd minute through Mxolisi Macuphu who made no mistake from close range, after the ball fell at his feet from a corner-kick.

The goal breathed life into the visitors with Ajax Cape Town pushing men forward in attack in search of an immediate reply. Chippa, though, are always a danger on the counter and were only denied a second by the post with Mark Mayambela aiming to sink his former employers.

Zakri, though, never stopped running and reaped the rewards in the 90th minute as he latched onto a defensive blunder to earn the Urban Warriors a vital point on the road.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
30. Mxolisi Macuphu (53') 44. Yannick Zakri (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
57'
13
Defender
27
Defender
30
Defender
82'
6
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
43
Defender
4
Defender
72'
29
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
53'
75'
30
Midfielder
90'
16
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
52'
10
Midfielder
25
Forward/Striker
54'
41
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
90'
44
SUBSTITUTIONS
Edward Manqele
Forward/Striker
75'
25
Grant Margeman
Midfielder
52'
8
Christopher Bergman
Midfielder
82'
27
Tashreeq Morris
Forward/Striker
57'
11
Samuel Julies
Midfielder
72'
42
CARDS
Fagrie Lakay
Forward/Striker
54'
41
Tashreeq Morris
Forward/Striker
90'
11
Rodrick Kabwe
Midfielder
90'
16
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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