Ajax eye Nedbank Cup glory
Nathan Paulse (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Following a recent winless run, Ajax Cape Town striker Nathan Paulse
says it’s up to them as a team to determine their upcoming Nedbank Cup fate when they open their campaign against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Athlone stadium on Friday night.
Heading into the encounter, the Mother City based outfit are coming off a goalless PSL stalemate against Orlando Pirates on Tuesday - their fourth game in a row without a win.
However, the former SuperSport United forward believes that as a team their league form will not affect their cup ambitions.
“It’s a new game and each game has a different angle,” Paulse told Sport24
“League form will not count in this competition.
“This is a cup game and a once-off thing, so even though we played them last weekend, we will work hard as a team at home and I believe we can overcome them.
“It’s up to us as players to determine our destiny. We have a lot of quality players like Keagan (Dolly) as you saw in the previous game.
“Winning the Nedbank Cup is achievable,” he added.
The two sides met in a dramatic PSL game in Pretoria over the weekend when the Brazilians triumphed 3-2, courtesy of Thabo Nthethe
, Katlego Mashego
and Anthony Laffor
Paulse and Lance Davids
were on target for Ian Taylor’s charges.
As expected Ajax striker, Eleazar Rogers, together with midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni, will miss Friday’s because they are on loan from Sundowns.
Kick-off is scheduled for 19:30