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
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
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
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.