Sibisi does it again
Posted: 8 November 2009 Time: 18:17
Diyo Sibisi scored a dramatic late winner to hand Ajax a win over Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Puma Rugby Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Clifford Mulenga’s 85th-minute goal had cancelled out Thulani Serero’s 10th-minute strike, but an injury time winner by Sibisi made it two wins on the road for the Cape side this week.
The result pushes the Urban Warriors to second on the table, while Aces remain in 14th.
After the match fans gathered at the stadium in Witbank, calling for Aces coach Sammy Troughton's head. The fans are upset at Aces poor run of form, and claim Troughton is sidelining the best players.
The Cape Town side deservedly took a 1-0 lead into the break after a half in which they were rarely troubled by an Aces side struggling to make an impression in attack.
Ajax striker Serero has been guilty of missing a couple of sitters so far this season, but put the ball into the net from two yards out on ten minutes, after Franklyn Cale’s powerful ball across the goal-mouth had been parried by Aces keeper Oscar Ramogadi.
The second half saw Aces slowly gaining a hold on the game, with chances for Esau Mtsweni, who sent his shot well over the bar, and Nkosinathi Ogle, who had a shot well saved by Hans Vonk before heading wide a few minutes later.
With the visiting team tiring, Aces kept on coming, and were rewarded when Mulenga clinically finished in the 84th minute.
There was nearly a late winner for Aces, but Joseph Mthombeni’s long-range shot went inches wide.
In injury time, a mistake from Shere Lekgothoane allowed Sibisi to slam the ball into the roof of the net from 14-yards out for a 92nd-minute winner.