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Bidvest Wits beat Ajax Cape Town at Athlone Stadium on Saturday night

Posted: 20 April 2013 Time: 22:10

Ajax Cape Town’s relegation worries were compounded with a 2-0 loss to Bidvest Wits in a Premiership encounter at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday night.

The home side will also be without Thulani Hlatshwayo for their next game after he was sent off five minutes from time.

Both Wits’ goals came in the second half, Sibusiso Vilakazi scoring 10 minutes after the re-start, with Asive Langwe adding the second 10 minutes from time.

Following the kick-off, there were a couple of chances for both sides as Granwald Scott had his header saved by Wits keeper Emille Baron, while Mzikayise Mashaba curled a free kick wide of the target.

The game remained open, play moving from end to end with both sides having their moments of ascendancy, yet struggling to penetrate each other’s defences.

The Clever Boys had a couple more half chances midway through the stanza, but Papy Faty went wide of goal from the edge of the area, while striker Ryan Chapman saw his powerful shot missing at the near post.

The Cape side were again to threaten Wits’ goal during the closing stages of the half, but Mabhuti Khenyeza failed to test Baron with a header from some distance, while Abia Nale went close with a shot from inside the box, but could perhaps have scored if he had found better contact.

The deadlock was broken 10 minutes after the restart, Vilakazi netting from six-yards out after Ajax had gone close through Manyama a few moments earlier.

Wits were able to ensure the home side were not handed any decent chances to come back into the game and then went on to add a second goal in the 81st minute, Asive Langwe getting on the score-sheet with a headed effort following Faty’s delivery from out wide.

Thulani Hlatshwayo’s 85th minute sending off for a second yellow card then served only to rub the salt even deeper into Ajax’s wounds, the Cape Town team ending the day in 15th spot and in the drop zone along with neighbours Chippa United.

Previous comments on this story...

Chief - Champ Salakiaku
posted: 10:19 pm
Wits did leopards a big favour
posted: 01:34 am
Ajax, it never rains bt boys gents.
posted: 07:48 am
Ajax Cape Town going from bad to worse. This is really looking awful for such a good club. Relegation would be disastrous for Ajax as they still have Cape Town Stadium for next season.
The Soccer Analyst
posted: 10:03 am
Oh what a difficult season for Ajax actually I was hoping for Leopards & Arrows to go down to Mvela,these two teams are a wste of space in psl,how can you justify a situation where a team can fail to gain @least 1 point from the other team in 7 seasons...Nxaaa!
Chief - Champ Salakiaku
posted: 10:51 am
Board room politics are affecting Ajax 's perfomance
`Khosi by Nature®
posted: 11:25 am
Whatever happens to Ajax if we go fetch our player (Nale) we must just bring along Billiant
john kby
posted: 02:17 pm
If they lose to Chippa its over for them
Mr. Blaxx(omnyama ngenkani)
posted: 05:01 pm
Looks like the NFD axe is chasing Ajax, worse time to fail because Chippa UTD's fortune is turning for the better. Poppe sal dans ill be in Philippi come the 27th.
posted: 10:38 am
Yes I wish dem 2go down wit chippa united hu always change coach
posted: 11:03 am
ths team must just relegate...it always gives bucs hard time!
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 11:42 am
so mabhuti khanyeza will be playinf in the nfd next season? so much for all that arrogance and attitude.

ajax please return our boy nale on ur way out.
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