Ajax aim to teach Wits lesson

2014-12-10 11:53
Travis Graham (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town captain Travis Graham is confident that his side will walk away with something when they take on Bidvest Wits in an ABSA Premiership match at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday.

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Although the Urban Warriors played to a goalless draw against SuperSport United over the weekend, the 21-year-old captain is certain that they will get at least a point from this ABSA Premiership clash.

There is not much difference between the sides as far as the log standings are concerned, as they both have the same points. The only thing separating the Urban Warriors from the Clever Boys is the goal difference.

The fact that the Clever Boys got full marks against Bloemfontein Celtic over the weekend when they won 1-0, means Graham is aware that Gavin Hunt’s team will be confident.

“I think Wits will be more confident going in to the game. They got the three points they needed and are higher than us on the log,” said Graham.

The two teams have met in 29 league matches since 1999/2000 with the Urban Warriors winning most of the matches (ten) as compared to Wits (nine), while in the remaining nine matches they shared the points.

The Clever Boys will be coming to this match without the experience of 35-year-old midfielder Dillon Sheppard who is out on a five week rehabilitation period.

The veteran former Bafana Bafana international said that his team is ready to continue with the winning momentum although he will not be part of the team.

“Although I will not be part of the match since I am going through rehab I can say that the guys are looking good and are aiming for the full points," said Sheppard.

“Ajax is a good team and I am sure they will be fighting to get full points as well since they played a draw against SuperSport United."

Despite Ajax winning 3-1 against Wits in August this year, Graham said they need to make sure that their confidence is high because it is not going to be a walk on the park.

“For us it is about confidence and we are aware that it will be tough. We are going for three points and we do not want to drop points like how we did against SuperSport," said Graham.

“This season we have done well so far on the road. We hope to keep scoring away from home and remain confident when we travel away. It is about scoring goals and we want to keep doing this.”

Kick-off is at 7:30pm.

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