Absa Premiership

RDS bemoans 'poor' showing

2015-03-05 12:46
Roger de Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa is not at all satisfied with the manner in which his players conducted themselves during the 1-0 defeat against Kaizer Chiefs in a crucial Premiership fixture at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Ajax conceded early in the fixture, courtesy of a goal by Mandla Masango. However, they weren’t able to use the remaining 75 minutes of the match effectively, despite Chiefs erring on the side of caution for most of the encounter.

Quite simply, De Sa said the Urban Warriors were not the better the side on the evening and did not deserve to walk away with the three points, even though it would have been the desired result under the circumstances.

"The game was not one of the best and for us we were disappointing," said De Sa after the fixture.

"Our passing was poor, our decision-making in the final third was terrible. The finalisation was poor."

The general consensus is that Ajax enjoyed a considerable amount of the possession during the fixture and created several opportunities to seize control of the match. However, the visitors were not able to exploit those opportunities when it mattered most.

"We had 11 or 12 shots at goal but we never hit the target once. The keeper never made a save but only two headers from Nathan [Paulse] where the keeper had to work a little bit.

"I thought we could have done better against a team like Chiefs that played with a little bit of fear, especially in the second half where they sat back," added De Sa.

While it is not all doom and gloom just yet, the defeat does mean that Ajax’s prospects of qualifying for continental competition have been significantly hampered and De Sa is particularly disappointed about that.

"We missed a hell of an opportunity to get something out of Johannesburg but we have to blame ourselves. We were poor and hopefully we learn from it and move on and get better."

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