Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town were held to a
2-2 draw by Free State Stars in an Absa Premiership encounter at Athlone
Stadium on Friday evening.
The Urban Warriors held the
lead at the break following quick-fire goals by Mark Mayambela and Rodrick
Kabwe, but the Cape side would be denied a first win of the year.
Mohammed Anas with a brace for
Ea Lla Koto who remain three points behind Ajax Cape Town in 13th place.
Stanley Menzo's troops sit in 12th spot after 21 matches.
Ajax ended the game with
10-men following the sending off of Grant Margeman in the second stanza.
Anas opened the scoring in the
18th minute - the Ghanaian finding the back of the net against the run of play.
Jody February at fault as his clearance fell straight to the striker who made
Mark Mayembela was on fire an
leveled matters in the 32nd minute. The wing-wizard firing home from range,
The Urban Warriors grabbed the
lead on the stroke of half-time as Rodrick Kabwe scored his first goal in Ajax
Cape Town colours. Margeman with the timely flick on as Kabwe kept his cool,
guiding his shot past the onrushing Thela Ngobeni.
Margeman was sent for an early
shower in the 72nd minute following second bookable offence before Anas grabbed
his second soon after. The forward the quickest to react after February failed
to hold onto Goodman Dlamini's shot.
Free State Stars dominated the
closing stages of the match, but were unable to get the winner as 10-man Ajax
held on for a point.