AmaKhosi overpower tame Ajax
Posted: 4 October 2009 Time: 17:37
Kaizer Chiefs scored a deserved 3-0 victory over Ajax Cape Town at Newlands Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The goals were scored by Kaizer Motaung Jnr, Thabang Rooi and Nkosinathi Nhleko, as the visiting side enjoyed superiority throughout the match.
Nhleko had the first chance for Chiefs, but volleyed over the bar from only 10 yards out. Five minutes later Josta Dladla had a great chance to open the scoring, but was unable to keep his close range header on target after Nhleko’s cross.
Ajax managed to fashion a few half chances, but Diyo Sibisi and Dipsy Selolwane both failed to provide any real problems fro Chiefs keeper Arthur Bartman.
It took a moment of individual magic to break the deadlock, when Motaung Jnr scored with a superb volley after having picked up a loose ball just outside the box in the 28th minute.
Amakhosi doubled their advantage in the 43rd minute, when Rooi arrived at the near post to meet Dladla’s cross before hooking the ball over his head and into the far corner of the net.
Nhleko missed good opportunities to score, before the Cape side were handed a penalty in the 55th minute when Thomas Sweswe was ruled to have handled the ball in his own box.
But Sifiso Vilakazi was far too casual with the spot-kick and Bartmann made a comfortable save.
The Soweto side put the final nail in Ajax’s coffin when some slack defending resulted in Nhleko running through on goal before despatching the ball past Hans Vonk.
There was almost a fourth, but Letsholonyane’s shot across the goalmouth struck the upright.
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