SuperSport United
  • Prince Nxumalo (45)
  • Franklin Cale (89)
2 - 1
Peter Mokaba Stadium
19/12/2012 19:30
Ajax Cape Town
  • (72) Wanderson

Franklin Cale scored the winner

SuperSport down Ajax

SuperSport United ended 2012 with a 2-1 victory over Ajax Cape Town

Posted: 19 December 2012 Time: 09:34 pm

Draw kings SuperSport United ended 2012 with a victory after they beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

Matsatsantsa got a late winner through former Urban Warriors star Franklin Cale after earlier goals from Prince Nxumalo and Wanderson had left the match seemingly headed for a draw.

After a quiet start it was the visitors who had the first shot as Khama Billiat drove a 20-metre effort wide of the left=hand post.

On 20 minutes it was SuperSport’s turn to threaten a goal and winger Sameehg Doutie nearly obliged with a shot from just outside the penalty area that had the beating of goalkeeper Sean Roberts but rattled the crossbar.

It seemed as if the match was heading to the interval with nothing other than a caution for Lucas Thwala as an added highlight, but on the stroke of half-time Nxumalo marked his League debut with a goal to put his side 1-0 up.

The 22-year-old netted from close-range thanks to an assist from veteran Sibusiso Zuma, who provided a low ball from the right.

Ajax made a change just before the hour-mark when they sacrificed defender Aidan Jenniker and brought on attacking midfielder Lebogang Manyama. The approach almost brought an equaliser in the 66th minute when Wanderson shot just over the bar.

But just seven minutes later Ajax’s 18-year-old Brazilian did find the back of the net, scoring with a low, left-footed shot that gave Ronwen Williams no chance.

However, United substitute and former Ajax player Cale had the last laugh when he scored the winning goal in the 89th minute, firing a left-footed effort into the top corner to hand his side a 2-1 victory.

HOME: SuperSport United

  • 30 Ronwen Williams
  • 5 Mor Diouf
  • 6 Davis Nkausu
  • 14 Lucas Thwala
  • 16 Bevan Fransman
  • 4 Moffat Mdluli
  • 10 Sameehg Doutie
  • 12 George Maluleka
    68 mins - Franklin Cale
  • 19 Edwin Gyimah
  • 11 Sibusiso Zuma
    60 mins - Ashley Hartog
  • 20 Prince Nxumalo
    74 mins - Thabiso Nkoana

AWAY: Ajax Cape Town

  • 30 Sean Roberts
  • 2 Nazeer Allie
  • 3 Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • 5 Matthew Booth
  • 22 Aidan Jenniker
    58 mins - Lebogang Manyama
  • 6 Travis Graham
  • 8 Toriq Losper
  • 10 Koen van de Laak
  • 12 Granwald Scott
  • 20 Khama Billiat
    73 mins - Bradley Grobler
  • 25 Wanderson

Previous comments on this story...

metro
posted: 09:58 pm
Back to winning ways amatsatsantsa
Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 08:37 am
Good win for ssu. Good luck in the 2nd round
Mampudi
posted: 09:19 am
For Gavin's sake, lets hope things will start to fall into places.
the slow start of the season does not help...
Gookd Luck Matsatsantsa for the second round
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 10:08 am
Ajax is becoming like Santos last season...eish how I wish they could improve together with Chippa or else we wont watch our Gauteng-based teams here in CTN next season...
SistaMonica
posted: 10:31 am
Sander Westerveld must be laughing his lungs out since they dropped him like a hot brick.
'Khosi by Nature
posted: 12:04 pm
Come January we taking Khama to Naturena !
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