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Ajax Cape Town beat SuperSport United 5-2

Posted: 5 August 2011 Time: 21:49

Ajax Cape Town got the 2011/12 season off to a thrilling start with a 5-2 drubbing of SuperSport United in the MTN8 quarterfinal on Friday evening.

The match at the Cape Town Stadium was one of two halves as Ajax dominated the first half, before facing some anxious moments late on as the visitors fought their way back, before a late flourish sealed the game for the hosts.

Ajax dominated proceedings in the first half, sending a shell-shocked SuperSport into the break 3-0 down.

The Cape side were onto the offensive from the outset, with SuperSport looking lethargic and lacking in cohesion or rhythm.

Ajax went 1-0 up after nine minutes when Terror Fanteni fashioned space on the edge of the area before sending a stinging drive past Rowen Fernandez at the near post.

On 24 minutes the Urban Warriors doubled their advantage when Matsatsantsa failed to clear the ball from a corner, which saw Clayton Daniels teeing the ball up for Khama Billiat to curl the ball in to the far post.

10 minutes later Ajax were further ahead when debutant Sici Shelembe cut through the centre of the SuperSport defence before emphatically burying an 18-yarder into the bottom corner.

The game seem all but over at half time, but Gavin Hunt’s charges came out firing after the half time break and were soon back in the game, even if their opening goal came rather luckily.

The goal was scored by Thandani Ntshumayelo, although he didn’t know too much about it as Daniels’ clearance smashed into the midfielder and deflected into the net.

That made it 3-1, and on 70 minutes they were right back in the match when Jabu Maluleke’s free-kick left Sean Roberts rooted to the spot.

At 3-2 up the Cape side began to look decidedly shaky in defence, where Roberts’ lack of authority in the air had a ripple effect.

It looked as if Matsatsantsa may well go on to take the game into extra-time, but instead Ajax were to go 4-2 up in the 85th minute, thanks to a Fanteni penalty following Davies Nkausu’s foul on Billiat.

Nkausu’s night was to end prematurely as he continued to argue his case and was sent off for dissent.

There was still time for another goal, Billiat slotting into an empty net after a lovely counter-attack ended with a clever release on goal by an unselfish Lebo Manyama.

Anthony McLennan

Previous comments on this story...

KodiLekhosi
posted: 10:05 pm
Well, this is good. Showing signs of wanting to continue where they left off...Congradulations.
Anonymous
posted: 10:05 pm
If diz smal Capetwn boys cn score 5 past Superspot, i wanda hw many my bluved Bucs a gona put past da vulnarable Santos. Baphelabantu yinduku!!
bondocean
posted: 10:10 pm
What a fantastic way to start the SA season!!!!!!! Ajax jou lekker ding!! At 3-2, one wondered if this was another Sundowns style comeback but this time our Cape Town side finished like real warriors over this Pretoria side.
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 pm
Ajax is very dangerous, especially counter attack! Fanteni, Billiat & the new sensation Manyama wld kill dis season. It should hav been 10-2 S utd were very lucky. Once again it wld b difficult to come back from Cape Twn wid a win or a point but, mighty Bucs wil teach dem a lesson!
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
hw i wish if scott cn b calld 2 da national team,billiat,maluleka thy r simply da best,dat shelembe guy he seem to b da real deal.
bondocean
posted: 10:19 pm
What price Santos beat Pirates tomorrow and we have 2 Cape sides in the semis?
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Die poppe sal dans is looking good. Its still early though but I was impressed by the way they hold the ball and create chances upfront, pierates and my beloved chiefs can learn from them.

Mabhekana:2011-08-05 22:05

If diz smal Capetwn boys cn score 5 past Superspot, i wanda hw many my bluved Bucs a gona put past da vulnarable Santos. Baphelabantu yinduku!!

Dude don't insult ajax by comparing it with Santos. They both play differently. Tell u wht, u asked a question "i wanda hw many my bluved Bucs a gona put past da vulnarable Santos.". Here is your answer, NONE
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Gavin Hunt said ajax wld struggle ths season,wht a way 2 shut him,G.Maluleka shwd hm once again tht he is quality,wer is ur favorate T.Nqepe hunti?u let go of thabo mongalo aswel,Y didnt u let baroka 2 sign N.morris?u r brkn da team tht was assembled by Pitso wth ur pathetic signings
bondocean
posted: 10:23 pm
What price Santos beat Pirates tomorrow and we have 2 Cape sides in the semis?
Anonymous
posted: 10:28 pm
Dat Niang is a waste!!I thnk Supersport will struggle agAin dis czn.b4 jAbulani maluleke came in,dey had no direction & Ajax goalie was in holiday.
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
Ajax continue where left off !! I'm a Bucs but they make me proud of being a SAn, I have a feeling that Ajax, Pirates and Zebras will play great futball these season and like last sizin they'll b fighting 4 da lig.
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
Ajax must now get OJ and I promis they will take this CUP chapa AJAX chapa jou lekker ding
Anonymous
posted: 10:55 pm
wait ajax plz dnt cum to pirates
mppotsane@gmail.com
posted: 01:24 am
not good for team,need other head master pls CEO
Anonymous
posted: 02:24 am
Very impressed with Sici Shelembe, and took his goal well. He looked like he has been with ajax for years. Real quality.
Anonymous
posted: 04:39 am
If piratez winz 2mrw dey gna b facng ajax, lol wat a nyt mare
Anonymous
posted: 05:04 am
Brinzo awazlutho .kzoba ne draw .bside dt da champs r nt scared of anytm
Anonymous
posted: 05:25 am
Mabhekana:2011-08-05 22:05

If diz smal Capetwn boys cn score 5 past Superspot, i wanda hw many my bluved Bucs a gona put past da vulnarable Santos. Baphelabantu yinduku!!
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Not long ago these young capetonians put three behind ur Senzo Meyiwa. Santos is one of the teams that give Pie Rats a nightmare. So shutup and w8 4 2nyt
Anonymous
posted: 06:06 am
If KC wn i wsh thm 2 fac pie rates so we cn gve thm a 3_0
Anonymous
posted: 07:16 am
ZEBRA FANS jst focus on ur busines, leave sea robbers alone, unless u hv nothng 2 tok abt ur cHIVs.
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