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Match report: Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns goalless

Posted: 27 October 2012 Time: 20:01

Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns could not produce the goods in front of goal and their exciting Premiership match ended 0-0.

Nerves were evident as both sides got off to a cautious start. Eleazar Rodgers had the first effort at goal with a header in the 7th minute, but it was easy pickings for Sander Westerveld.

After the first quarter the pace started to pick up and Toriq Losper was conducting play beautifully for the Urban Warriors.

The midfielder took a shot in the 24th minute before creating some good interlinking play with Khama Billiat and Grandwald Scott minutes later, which resulted in Scott's effort being tipped around the post by Wayne Sandilands.

The fans thought Sundowns had found the back of the net on the half-hour mark when Rodgers got a slight touch to the ball with his head, but it flashed past the near post.

Westerveld caused a stir in the 37th minute when he fumbled Teko Modise's shot at goal and it fell straight back into the midfielder's path, but Nazeer Allie managed to kick the ball out.

Westerveld's blushes were saved in the 49th minute when the upright prevented him from conceding an embarrassing goal from a low Manqele shot, which rolled under his body.

The game started to gain momentum for Ajax on the hour mark and they nearly took the lead when Lebogang Manyama found the back of the net, only for it to be blown offside.

A few minutes later Grobler missed a chance to break the deadlock when his volley, from just inside the box, went wide at the post, after just beating Sandilands.

Nyasha Mushekwi replaced Anthony Laffor up front in an attempt to bring some spark into Downs' frontline for the last 10 minutes.

Substitute Alcardo van Graan stirred things up for Ajax with a low effort at goal five minutes later, but despite each side's last-minute efforts neither could produce the goods for a late winner.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:19 pm
This is one game of missed opportunities.....Pelembe no longer the same. The struggle still continues for Sundowns ....maybe they r still celebrating the 4-1 win against the log leaders. By the way we r still on top and we will still be on top come monday
chronic2001(the champ)
posted: 08:28 pm
sundowns is just an ordinary team i see it fighting relegation the hole season,mare this was an intresting game @mosixty you are right about pelembe the guy is finished as for mangele the guy is just all over the place
posted: 08:35 pm
ha the sun is settng on sunflower
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 09:10 pm
Eish mara ke mang o loile Sundows vele vele? Phela ko di DTC go batlega competition ya nnete from these so-called big team. Thusang batho Afrika borwa rea kopa tu.
El Sol
posted: 09:18 pm
Agh Sundowns, don't they have better strikers ? The Drunkmaster must just introduce dat Henyekanye boy with Mushekwi, not these overated cows. Is Pelembe still the highest paid PSL player? Why vele. Khosi still'..
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 09:33 pm
People are just busy pointing fingers at Chiefs,they forgot that they still have their games to play. Let them talk but we still occupying the first spot on the log table.
posted: 09:51 pm
we are slooowwlly turning a corner...
posted: 10:06 pm
Poor Sundowns , they are paying for their greed . They signed every player that Chiefs wants just to make sure Chiefs does not get those players . Too scared of Chiefs neh ? Chiefs is right at the top , who is in the bottom now with all the cream of mzansi soccer . ke sono ka Santawana
Captain Jack Sparrow
posted: 10:20 pm
hey bathong!
May be it's true that these yellow things ke dintja ntho tsee. Watch tomorrow how to snatch chocolate from a kid. Slim kat, Phinda mzala, Ntsimbi, Ngubo, the lion king AJ15, Ace, Sox, Ntofontofo, Makesure, Miyessi.
"since 1937" of course
Captain Jack Sparrow
posted: 10:22 pm
all u small dying zebras be quiet. yes u are still at the top mara take it from us who know how to STAY at the top. go boima daar ko godimo. Ka le tjoetsa bashana ba heso hore ha o sena pelo o a shwa. ke seo SEPOKO se tla mo ko lena. Run Cowsi run for your life.
posted: 10:34 pm
Marabastad FC will rise against Chibuku FC on 07/11 ko Loftus. They will either win or draw that match. Chibuku FC always freeze when playing in front of big crowds. They haven't won a match this season played in front of more than 5000 fans. Against Marabastad FC there will be +_ 10000 fans so the match will either go to Marabastad or end in a draw.
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 10:40 pm
too much quality playas is killing Sunclowns...quality is all departments is not gud especialy wen you hire a drunkad 4 a coach...look at quality of Pirates and the new coach...RDS is jus raising the bar

Sunclowns shuld go to disciplinary hearing, cows are leading our PSL and foreign scouts wont take our lig serias until Pirates put things back in to order...if Sunclowns had beaten the cows in the lig encounta, Pirates wil be leading the lig tomoro

Sunclowns must buy few cows to complement their quality...even if it means looking in Naturena farm for a rare breed of brah man cows....come the 8th, human beings wil lead the marathon...time for cows, four leg creatures is over. Baxsta shuld as well go to the cow kraal to prepare for next season

posted: 10:40 pm
Dawanas must pray dat the Gorillaz beat Amazulu 2mrw, coz Amazulu myt b on top of dem 2mrw...Sundowns is in trouble, a few weeks ago I said if they dnt start collecting points this half of the season they will face relegation when the season ends...

We all know sundowns collects most of their points 1st half of season nd choke in 2nd half of season...if they r gna follow their pattern this season I 4see trouble!

Leeds United!...hehehehe does anyone remember dat Giant of English football??
posted: 10:42 pm
We are getting there masandawana,LET THE HATERS keep hating because thats all they know.we surely are turning the corner.we just need a little confidence in the box and the coach to be more courageous to substitute early.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 10:45 pm
Oh Orlando Stadium.... though art my hearts pining desire...

Like a child eagerly awaiting thier 1st school day... my kit is breeming with Teflon, my shoes are glimmering from my meticulous application of Kiwi shoe-polish & most importantly the star on my jersey has a blinding shine polished by the Footballing Gods themselves that deem my SuperBrand team The Dream Team....


I Can't wait for tomorrow... Orlando it has been a while....

tired of watching pretenders die hulle naweek....
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 10:51 pm

hehe, if cows wre stil on position 1, sunclowns namba 15 n Pirates namba 16...pple wil think the lig is put mistakenly up-side down. the lig dont suit cows jersy, tactics, cv chef, and the bunch of snoop dogs who Bobby chases away as he wishes...
cows wil not win the PSL, they wil not even win the first division for the is FC Cape Town dat side...wen they go to Vodacom they wil meet Baroka...maybe they must try their luck at Danone high school ligs but wth the cows that they hve at their disposal...they might as well get relegated to the amature ranks
posted: 11:05 pm
Next fixtures 4 Sundowns:

Vs Orlando Pirates @ home
Vs TUKS away 4rm hme
Vs Amazulu @ home
Vs Bloem Celtic away

Sundowns r in trouble, 4rm the above fixtures the only game they can nd have to win is against Pirates...nd if they lose that game it will b hard to win the other games coz confidence will b very low!!

Leeds United!! Anyone still remembers dat Giant of English football???
posted: 11:35 pm
I wonder wat does a star studded team means these days? Thats very strange to c such a so called highly paid team struggling to score even an offside goal.
posted: 11:48 pm
Drawing against a coach-less Ajax CT...ku zo lunga masandawana next game u shud win it by a big margin 2 get yo confidence back...

"We hv a lot of young talented players in our development who r abwt to break into the 1st team, one in particular is Oupa Manyisa, only 18 yrz bt has potential, so next year we will challenge 4 another ACL!!"- Jerry Skhosana after winning ACL in 1995
posted: 01:16 am
To instill discipline if I was Johan Neeskens I was going to demand that all the players shave their heads.
I don't like that are cliques at the Sundowns team.
Look at Pelemebe.Teko,Punch and other Sundowns players it is clear they are part of a clique.
This mohawk nonsense is unnecessary,grown men looking like small boys(mohawks and bleached hair)
There are divisions in this team that's the only reason bahluleka,as to what is causing that division only the guys at the team particularly behind the scenes know why.
The Sweden coach did that,I mean getting the players to shave off their funny hairstyles,in the 98' world cup
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