Cape Town - Goals from Bantu Mzwakali and Goodman Dlamini saw
Ajax Cape Town and Free State Stars play to a 1-1 draw in their Absa
Premiership clash at Goble Park Stadium on Wednesday.
As a result, both Ea Lla Koto and the Urban
Warriors are winless in the top flight league this season and remain in placed
in the lower reaches of the standings.
After a few early half chances at either end of the
field, it was Ajax who took control of the game and claimed the lead midway
through the first half.
Prince Nxumalo was brought down just outside the
box by Davis Nkausu and the visitors were awarded a free kick. Bantu Mzwakali
scored direct from the dead-ball situation, putting the Urban Warriors 1-0 up.
Stars looked for a quick response through attacker
Moeketsi Sekola, but his efforts around the half hour mark were either wide of
the mark or saved by Ajax ‘keeper Jody February.
The last chance of the first half went the way of
Stars’ attack-minded defender Nyiko Mobbie, but the impressive youngster put
his header over the crossbar to leave the hosts trailing at the break.
Yet Ajax’s lead lasted just four minutes of the
second stanza, with Goodman Dlamini getting the better of February to make it
Ajax nearly reclaimed the lead midway through the
second half when Mosa Lebusa got on the end of a corner kick, but his header
was no trouble for Thela Ngobeni.
Stars will be in action this weekend when they face
Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals, while Ajax will only return
to the pitch on November 19 when they face Maritzburg United.