Mosa Lebusa of Ajax Cape Town marked by Siphiwe Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2015 MTN 8 Final football match between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, 19 September 2015 ©Michael Sheehan/BackpagePix
Saturday Sep 19, 2015. 18:29
Siphiwe Tshabalala believes Ajax Cape Town were deserved winners of the 2015 MTN8 title.
Nathan Paulse's second-half penalty proved to be enough as the Urban Warriors held on to record a narrow 1-0 win at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
Ajax dominated from the onset and finally found the breakthrough in the 56th minute - Paulse converting from 12 yards after Erick Mathoho fouled the lanky forward inside the area.
"We are disappointed, things didn't go our way - it was not a good day in the office, but congratulations to Ajax. I think they deserve it, their game plan worked for them for which, was to hit it long to the target man, I think they did well in that regard and congratulations to them," 'Shabba' said in the aftermath.
"It was not one of the best games in terms of our style of play, but having said that, our current situation is not our final destination, we have to keep going."
The win for Ajax serves as some consolation for their Nedbank Cup final defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns at the same venue a few months ago.