PSL

Tight table gives Menzo hope

2017-03-28 07:38
Stanley Menzo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - With Ajax Cape Town just three points above the drop zone, coach Stanley Menzo is hoping that 'one or two wins' can lift his team into mid-table comfort.

After taking over from Roger De Sa at the end of October, Menzo initially enjoyed a promising start to his tenure as the Urban Warriors picked up form before the Christmas break.

But 2017 has seen the Mother City outfit regressing - they have lost two and drawn four of their six matches since returning to action, while they also lost to third-tier minnows Kwadukuza United in the Nedbank Cup.

Ajax occupy 12th position in the standings, but they are also only five points adrift of the club in sixth position, Polokwane City, so the top eight still remains a realistic target.

"At this stage of the season, every point is important," Menzo told his club's official website. "It's very tight, so just one or two wins and you move up quickly.

"But we still have to do it. Every team in the same position as us is fighting, so we just have to deal with it."

The Dutchman says key to improved fortunes will be a more clinical approach in the final third of the field.

"The big problem at the moment is goals. Ball possession is important, but it has to end in creating chances or in goals," he explained.

"That is something we at Ajax Cape Town have to learn - when you are in control of the game, you must finish."

Their next three matches are against Maritzburg United, Highlands Park and Golden Arrows.

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  stanley menzo  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 19 August 2017
AmaZulu FC v Free State Stars, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Baroka FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Chippa United, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu FC, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.