Absa Premiership

Stars, Ajax still searching for first win

2016-11-02 20:01
Bantu Mzwakali (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Goals from Bantu Mzwakali and Goodman Dlamini saw Ajax Cape Town and Free State Stars play to a 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership clash at Goble Park Stadium on Wednesday.

As a result, both Ea Lla Koto and the Urban Warriors are winless in the top flight league this season and remain in placed in the lower reaches of the standings.

After a few early half chances at either end of the field, it was Ajax who took control of the game and claimed the lead midway through the first half.

Prince Nxumalo was brought down just outside the box by Davis Nkausu and the visitors were awarded a free kick. Bantu Mzwakali scored direct from the dead-ball situation, putting the Urban Warriors 1-0 up.

Stars looked for a quick response through attacker Moeketsi Sekola, but his efforts around the half hour mark were either wide of the mark or saved by Ajax ‘keeper Jody February.

The last chance of the first half went the way of Stars’ attack-minded defender Nyiko Mobbie, but the impressive youngster put his header over the crossbar to leave the hosts trailing at the break.

Yet Ajax’s lead lasted just four minutes of the second stanza, with Goodman Dlamini getting the better of February to make it 1-1.

Ajax nearly reclaimed the lead midway through the second half when Mosa Lebusa got on the end of a corner kick, but his header was no trouble for Thela Ngobeni.

Stars will be in action this weekend when they face Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals, while Ajax will only return to the pitch on November 19 when they face Maritzburg United.

 

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