Absa Premiership

Phala fires SuperSport past Ajax CT

2015-11-21 22:47
Gordan Igesund and Thuso Phala (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Thuso Phala scored within four minutes to propel SuperSport United up to ninth on the Absa Premiership log standings with a 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at Athlone Stadium on Saturday evening.

SuperSport suffered a late blow with Kingston Nkhatha sent off for the second time this season, but Matsatsantsa held firm to secure only their third victory of the season. 

Ajax slip to 12th with their winless run in the league stretched to five games. 

Phala raced onto a Jeremy Brockie through ball before chipping the onrushing Anssi Jaakkola to hand Matsatsantsa an early lead. 

The goal set Ajax into motion with the Urban Warriors pressing for the equaliser. Toriq Losper saw his first shot fly wide, but did force Ronwen Williams into a smart save on the cusp of half-time. 

Ajax though had to be on their toes with SuperSport dangerous on the counter and were it not for a timely interception from Abbubaker Mobara the Urban Warriors would've gone into the break two goals behind. 

Nkhatha saw red for a second bookable offence in the 72nd minute before Franklin Cale saw his chip canon of the crossbar a few minutes later. 

This would be the closest the Urban Warriors would  come to an equaliser as SuperSport held on for all three points.

 

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Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Baroka FC v Maritzburg United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
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