Cape Town - Both Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi
Sundowns have had a poor start to the 2012/13 league campaign and
currently find themselves languishing in the basement of the Absa
Today(Saturday) the two PSL outfits go
head-to-head at the Cape Town Stadium in what is expected to be a
tightly fought contest, with both teams desperate to secure all three
points on offer.
Sundowns are second from bottom and
on four points, while their hosts are in 12th position on the table
standings, with seven points. With position at stake, a win will see
the Brazilians leapfrog Ajax.
The Urban Warriors’ last league
fixture saw them claim all three points after defeating AmaZulu 1-0 and
the Cape-based side will be looking to continue with their league form.
Ajax captain, Nazeer Allie, told the Siya crew that as a team they must
secure the win. He said that after defeating Usuthu, they wan to
continue their form.
"Both teams are on a bad run in the
league and as a team we would want to win this one. It won't be easy
for either teams because we both need the three points. I know they also
need the three points, but we need to win this one," Allie said.
Sundowns’ last outing saw them
eliminate University of Pretoria from the Telkom Knockout and the team
believes that after the victory, their fortunes have turned for the
A win will elevate the Johan
Neeskens coached outfit to a possible 12th place, which will undoubtedly
ease the pressure on the Dutch coach.
Teko Modise is adamant that the TKO
win has been the catalyst for the team to get their campaign back on
track. The club captain and South African international is confident
that positive results will follow.
"We just needed a win to change our
fortunes, no matter in which game, and we got that in the Telkom
Knockout game. That gives us the confidence to go ahead to win. We know
it is hard to play in Cape Town but we are prepared for this one,"