Absa Premiership

Ajax CT crash to promotion/relegation playoffs

2018-05-12 17:47
Muhsin Ertugral (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town will contest the Absa Premiership relegation/promotion playoffs as they finished in 15th position in the standings after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

The Urban Warriors needed a win to confirm their status in the top-flight but fell to the Amakhosi in a nail-biting encounter at Cape Town Stadium.

Goals by Bernard Parker and man of the match Joseph Molangoane for Kaizer Chiefs secured the three points for the away side with captain Mosa Lebusa scoring for Ajax.

The promotion/relegation playoffs sees the team who finishes 15th (Ajax) battle against the teams who finish second and third in the National First Division.

The PSL confirmed the fixtures with the playoffs set to start on Wednesday, May 23. The format consists of a 'mini-league' with each side playing each other in home and away ties.

Promotion/relegation schedule in full:

16 May 2018: Black Leopards vs Ajax Cape Town
20 May 2018 Jomo Cosmos vs Black Leopards
23 May 2018: Ajax Cape Town vs Jomo Cosmos
26 May 2018: Ajax Cape Town vs Black Leopards
30 May 2018: Black Leopards vs Jomo Cosmos
02 June 2018: Jomo Cosmos vs Ajax Cape Town

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