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

Zakri scores late to earn Ajax Cape Town a point in PE
Mxolisi Macuphu of Chippa United and Isaac Nhlapo of Ajax Cape Town during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Chippa United and Ajax Cape Town at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on 15 April 2018 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Apr 15, 2018. 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.

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