Absa Premiership: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Ajax Cape Town
Posted: 23 September 2015 Time: 18:49
Anthony Laffor scored a last-gasp winner as Mamelodi Sundowns edged MTN8 champions Ajax Cape Town 3-2 in a League tie at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.
A sombre mood pervaded kick-off, as Ajax striker Prince Nxumalo suffered a suspected epileptic fit in the warm-up, prompting Nathan Paulse's late inclusion in the starting XI.
Sundowns opened the scoring midway through the first stanza, as Teko Modise's free-kick beat Anssi Jaakkola at his near post for 'The Navigator''s second goal of the season.
Bantu Mzwakali equalised in the 36th minute when he buried a flick-on by Paulse from a throw-in.
Downs edged ahead just before the break as Cecil Lolo inexplicably headed into his own net off a cross from Katlego Mashego.
The Urban Warriors responded straight after the interval, as MTN8 Final hero Paulse slotted a penalty after Franklin Cale was fouled in the box by Ramahlwe Mphahlele.
However, substitute Laffor struck in stoppage time to snare the spoils and ease the pressure on the Brazilians, who fielded new Colombian signing Leonardo Castro.
The win moves Sundowns into the top eight while Ajax slip to fifth.
HOME: Mamelodi Sundowns
Coach: Pitso Mosimane
AWAY: Ajax Cape Town
Coach: Roger de Sa