Ajax look to bounce back

Ajax look to bounce back
Travis Graham from Ajax Cape Town FC. and Dumisani Zuma of Bloemfontein Celtic FC during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic FC and Ajax at Dr Molemela Stadium on 1 May 2016. ©Gerhard Steenkamp/Backpage Media

by BackPageTXT

Tuesday May 03, 2016. 12:20

Ajax Cape Town will look to bounce back from a heavy Absa Premiership defeat when they host Jomo Cosmos at Cape Town Stadium on 4 May 2016, kick-off at 19h30.

Ajax suffered their biggest defeat of the season when they were beaten 5-0 at Bloemfontein Celtic on May 1.

The Cape Town side has claimed 19 points from 13 home matches this season.

The Urban Warriors are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 33 points from 27 matches.

Cosmos claimed their fifth home win of the season when they defeated University of Pretoria 1-0 on May 1.

The Potchefstroom-based side has claimed just five points from 13 away matches this season.

Ezenkosi are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 27 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Cosmos and Ajax have met in 23 league matches since 1999/2000.

The Urban Warriors have claimed 14 wins compared to six for Ezenkosi, while just three matches have been drawn.

Ajax have won eight of their 11 home league matches against Cosmos, suffering just one defeat in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Urban Warriors claimed a 2-1 away win in Potchefstroom.

Ajax are unbeaten in their last seven league matches against Cosmos.

Ajax’s line-up from their 5-0 loss to Celtic: Jaakkola, Mabaso, Coetzee, Mobara, Lebusa, Mdabuka (Paulse 46’), Graham, Langwe (Cale 46’), Mzwakali, Morris (Norodien 79’), Nxumalo.

Cosmos’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Tuks: Naicker, Mngomezulu, Nsabiyumva, Zulu, Jampies, Monare, Mukamba, Mntambo (Macuphu 68'), Khumalo, Nomandela (Madonsela 84'), Mashumba (Aka 27').

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