Absa Premiership

Ajax suffer first loss to Aces

2014-09-27 17:29
Mabhuti Khenyeza (Gallo)

Johannesburg - A second half goal from Dennis Masina handed MP Black Aces a 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.
After constant pressure Masina found the back of the net in the 65th minute as Aces registerd only their second Absa Premiership win of the season, and in doing so handed the Urban Warriors their first loss of the league season.
Aces were the better side from the onset as they adjusted to the searing heat and outrun a lacklustre Ajax side.
The Cape club offered very little in attack and never really threatened the Aces goal.
The match started a little slowly, but sprang into life in the just after the half hour mark when Urban Warriors goalkeeper, Anssi Jaakkola, had to be at his best to turn an 18-yard effort from Mabhuti Khenyeza around the post.
Jaakkola was called into action again on the stroke of half time, this time producing a good save to deny Tinashe Nengomasha from long range.
The half ended 0-0.
Aces took firm control of the match in the second 45 and made their pressure tell in the 65th minute when Masina was quickest to react after Jaakkola had initially stopped a Khenyeza shot, tapping the rebound home with ease, 1-0.
Aces continued to control matters after going in front and were unlucky not to double their lead in the 80th minute when Tshidiso Tukane’s 20-yard shot skimmed the wrong side of the post.
In the end a 1-0 result was a fair result as Aces picked up their second win of the season and leaves them on nine points while Ajax are on 14.

Read more on:    black aces  |  psl  |  mabhuti khenyeza  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

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

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership 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.