Ajax rake on stuttering Dikwena

Ajax rake on stuttering Dikwena
Thabo Mosadi of Ajax Cape Town during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on 25 April 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Apr 28, 2017. 05:42

Ajax Cape Town and Platinum Stars will battle for three Absa Premiership points when they meet at Cape Town Stadium on 30 April 2017, kick-off at 15h00.

Ajax suffered their 11th league defeat of the season when they went down 2-0 away to Mamelodi Sundowns on April 25.

The Cape Town side has claimed 15 points from 12 home matches this season.

The Urban Warriors are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 25 matches.

Stars have gone four league matches without a win after drawing 1-1 at home to Free State Stars on April 26.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 14 points from 11 away matches this season.

Dikwena are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 24 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Ajax have met in 27 league matches since 2003/04.

The Urban Warriors have 12 wins compared to eight for Dikwena, while seven matches have been drawn.

Ajax have won seven of their 13 home league matches against Stars, suffering two defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Urban Warriors claimed a 3-2 away win in Rustenburg.

The teams’ last 10 league meetings have produced 34 goals.

Ajax’s line-up from their 2-0 loss to Sundowns: Petersen, Isaacs, Pietersen, Coetzee (Lartey 78'), Lebusa, Graham, Margeman, Mosadi (Funga 81'), Kabwe, Makua (Mzwakali 61'), Nxumalo.

Stars’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Free State: Mzimela, Mlilo, Mnguni, Mkhabela, De Jongh, Mere, Mathe, Links (Msomi 56’), Phiri (Nale 76’), Botes, Shilongo (Mabena 62’).

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