Cape Town - Bidvest Wits striker Sibusiso Vilakazi believes Ajax Cape Town deserved to walk away victorious following the Urban Warriors’ 2-1 win over the Clever Boys last Friday.
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The Students were eliminated from the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals by the Mother City-based outfit at Athlone Stadium.
Tashreeq Morris and Bantu Mzwakali were on target for Ajax before Wits skipper Thulani Hlatswayo grabbed a consolation goal for the visitors in the closing stages of the match.
Vilakazi, 25, said Ajax won the match because they were more ruthless in front of goal, unlike the Clever Boys.
“On the day Ajax took their chances, we also had our chances as well but couldn’t convert them,” said Vilakazi.
“Credit must be given to them; they fought very hard and also played like a strong and ambitious team at home.
“They really fought hard for everything and they couldn’t give anything away.
“Now for us it’s back to the drawing board, it was a cup game, we have lost it and now it’s gone.”
Wits will now switch their focus to the league, starting with a home game against Orlando Pirates on Tuesday, and the Meadowlands-born forward believes they can still do better in the current PSL campaign.
Vilakazi stressed that his team-mates must make amends as far as their finishing is concerned in front of goal if they want to improve their game.
“We are now looking into the league and it’s only six games remaining.
“I think we can do better as long as we improve on our finishing.
“We can also try to make ourselves strong in attack going forward and we should also learn as a team from our previous mistakes in front of goal.”