Ajax Cape Town target first victory

Ajax Cape Town target first victory
Prince Nxumalo of Ajax Cape Town during the Absa Premiership match between Free State Stars and Ajax Cape Town 02 November 2016 at Goble Park Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Friday Nov 18, 2016. 09:55

Ajax Cape Town will chase their first Absa Premiership win of the season when they host Maritzburg United at Cape Town Stadium on 19 November 2016, kick-off at 20h15.

Ajax have gone eight league matches without a victory after drawing 1-1 away to Free State Stars on November 2 in their last outing.

The Cape Town side has claimed one point from four home matches this season.

The Urban Warriors are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with three points from eight matches.

Maritzburg played to a third successive draw when they were held 1-1 at home by Highlands Park on November 2.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed four points from three away matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with seven points from eight matches.

In head-to-head stats, Ajax and Maritzburg have met in 20 league matches since 2005/06.

The Urban Warriors and the Team of Choice have each claimed seven victories, while six matches have been drawn.

Ajax have an unbeaten home record in league matches against United with five wins and five draws from 10 matches.

Last season the Urban Warriors won 3-1 in Cape Town, but the return game in Pietermaritzburg went the way of the Team of Choice by a 1-0 score line.

The teams’ 20 league meetings have produced a total of 46 goals.

Ajax’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Stars: February, Mabaso, Pietersen, Coetzee, Lebusa, Mzwakali (Lupeta 81’), Lartey, Graham (Mayambela 66’), Mdabuka, Morris (Matheza 90’), Nxumalo.

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Highlands: Mpandle, Fransman, Mngonyama, Wieldiech, Moyo (Van Wyk 46’), Nale (Mokate 46’), Lentjies (Shandu 65’), Rusike, Mekoa, Maboe, Saal.

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