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PSL Absa Premiership: Ajax Cape Town vs Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 19 October 2014 Time: 15:01

Kaizer Chiefs secured a 1-0 victory over Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday afternoon to set a new PSL record of 15 successive wins.

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter named a team with no out-and-out strikers. Kingston Nkhatha was ruled out due to sickness while Bernard Parker missed out due to a late injury – reportedly on the ankle he had surgery on, as a precautionary measure – but Siphelele Mthembu was on the bench.

The home side enjoyed the majority of the ball and created more opportunities than the visitors in the first half, but neither goalkeeper was kept too busy on a hot day in Cape Town.

Both Tefu Mashamaite and Siboniso Gaxa had to make cynical fouls on Tashreeq Morris and Travis Graham respectively, with the latter receiving a yellow card, while Keagan Dolly fired two shots off target from long range.

Bantu Mzwakali tested Brilliant Khuzwayo in the Chiefs goals with a direct free-kick from 24 yards in the 17th minute as a good diving save kept out the danger. Khuzwayo was then fortunate to get away with a poor punch from the resultant corner.

Six minutes from the interval Ajax created the best chance of the match when Mwakali dispossessed Willard Katsande high up the pitch before feeding Thabiso Nkoana, but the striker's shot was blocked by a brilliant recovery tackle from Morgan Gould.

Ajax assistant coach Ian Taylor was sent to the stands on the stroke of half-time, reportedly for continuously insulting the match officials, as Roger de Sa also exchanged a few heated words with referee Robert Smith.

The second half was a more exciting affair after Chiefs took the lead four minutes after the restart through Mashamaite. The centre-back got up to head home Siphiwe Tshabalala's inswinging free-kick from the right as Anssi Jaakkola could only get fingertips to the ball.

Ajax made a spirited attempt to get back into the match after Chiefs scored as Morris headed over the bar and Thabiso Nkoana turned and shot wide of goal. Roger de Sa also replaced Keagan Dolly with Nathan Paulse as Ajax went more direct.

George Maluleka and Reneilwe Letsholonyane tried shots that went high and wide as Man of the Match Tshabalala started pulling the strings more for Chiefs with some dangerous crosses and clever through-balls.

Ajax could not find an equaliser, so Chiefs' eighth straight League win means they have now broken Mamelodi Sundowns' record of 14 consecutive domestic wins achieved in 2007 as they have won 15 matches in a row including the two wins at the end of last season.

Amakhosi also moved 10 points clear of the four chasing teams at the top of the Absa Premiership table.

HOME: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Roger de Sa
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four five one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-19 13:06:04

Maluleka is playing as a striker today

posted: 2014-10-19 13:06:15

3 Points...Thats all we ask  for.

posted: 2014-10-19 13:09:21

my coach 4got 2 include a striker in the starting xi.

posted: 2014-10-19 13:12:31

Ola makhosi, movement will be key reminds me of spain wen dy played without a striker.

Forever Fearless

Budda Sparxx
posted: 2014-10-19 13:12:31

what thw fuck is Gould doing in the starting line up? Ajax attackers are full of pace and that mother fucker is too slow! *pissed for days*

posted: 2014-10-19 13:15:15

It will be interesting how this one plays out.This exposes our depth.We need strikers in the Jan transfer period.I have no doubt the points are already home.In Baxter we believe.

posted: 2014-10-19 13:15:41

A we defensive??

3 golden points

posted: 2014-10-19 13:16:22

Maluleka! #I have got faith.

posted: 2014-10-19 13:16:37

Thats why Musona is coming back in January...He will be fit and ready to prove himself again and again.

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-10-19 13:17:12

I lyk the image,Baxteena really loves Nkatha nd even Zebra fans r no longer talking bad abt him

posted: 2014-10-19 13:17:23

there goes Moleko back to the bench again...despite his previous man of the match perfomances he gave!!talk about favouritsm of the highest order...!some playas fight for positions,some are squeezed back

posted: 2014-10-19 13:17:34

u see now mthembu has been too lazy that baxter doesn't have confidence to start with him incase of our injured regular strikers,we need to find a back up striker during January transfer window

3 points please

khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:20:26

Ninga minyi guys coz ur asses we crack wen we win

posted: 2014-10-19 13:20:48


khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:22:10

That's none of your business boss

posted: 2014-10-19 13:22:13

neokilla strange that Matlaba also walks straight into the Pirates line-up despite Phungwayo's man of the match performances.

posted: 2014-10-19 13:22:32

Seems like other players are always guaranteed of starting games.

khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:22:39

Yabonga thato

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:23:51

No striker......????

Talk about defending...FFS parked the bus....Chiefs has just stopped the bus

posted: 2014-10-19 13:23:55

Now lets sit bec Khosination n enjoy yet other 3 points ezaa nge-Conveyor 2 Khosiville, n leave Ratties emincile with their long tail on da Holes..Da Bloody Agents...

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