Cape Town - Golden
Arrows claimed an upset 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at the King Zwelithini
Stadium on Saturday to advance into the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout.
Africa Under-23 player Andile Fikizolo was the one who kept the Ajax defenders
busy in the first ten minutes. Abel
Mabaso also responded with a threatening shot, but it cleared the crossbar.
the 23rd minute Jaakkola pulled off a great save, denying Kuda
Mahachi a goal. Ten minutes later it was Mbaeva who also made a great save
after a shot that was taken by Isaacs.
the dying minutes of the first half the Ajax goalkeeper made a good save from a Deon Hotto shot.
the second half Bafana Bafana defender Rivaldo Coetzee proved his worth as he
made sure that he cleared everything that came from the Arrows attack.
Norodien almost found the back of the net for Ajax but his effort missed the
target after a good assist that was made by Ndiviwe Mdabuka in the 50th minute.
the 71st minute Gladwin Shitolo gave Arrows a lead when he received
the ball from Fikizolo, pushed it inside the box and pulled a ground shot which
Jaakkola couldn’t get his hands to, taking the score to 1-0.
minutes later Jaakola received a red card after a one-on-one with Kuda Mahachi
as he committed a foul just outside the box.
did not give up as they came in numbers and Lebusa almost found the equalizer
in the 79th minute but his header went over the crossbar.
being down to 10 men it was Ajax that took the game to Arrows as they kept them
on the back foot, but the home team’s defence was solid.
the 86th minute substitute Chapman pulled a long shot from range,
but the young Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Jody February was well positioned.
last chance for Ajax fell to Thomas Chideu but his shot missed the target and
this saw Arrows advancing to the next stage.