Cape Town - Thuso Phala scored
within four minutes to propel SuperSport United up to ninth on the Absa
Premiership log standings with a 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at Athlone Stadium
on Saturday evening.
SuperSport suffered a late blow with Kingston Nkhatha sent
off for the second time this season, but Matsatsantsa held firm to secure only
their third victory of the season.
Ajax slip to 12th with their winless run in the league
stretched to five games.
Phala raced onto a Jeremy Brockie through ball before
chipping the onrushing Anssi Jaakkola to hand Matsatsantsa an early lead.
The goal set Ajax into motion with the Urban Warriors
pressing for the equaliser. Toriq Losper saw his first shot fly wide, but did
force Ronwen Williams into a smart save on the cusp of half-time.
Ajax though had to be on their toes with SuperSport
dangerous on the counter and were it not for a timely interception from
Abbubaker Mobara the Urban Warriors would've gone into the break two goals
Nkhatha saw red for a second bookable offence in the 72nd
minute before Franklin Cale saw his chip canon of the crossbar a few minutes
This would be the closest the Urban Warriors would
come to an equaliser as SuperSport held on for all three points.