Ajax Cape Town
  • Nathan Paulse (89)
1 - 2
Cape Town Stadium
01/09/2013 15:00
AmaZulu
  • (10) Cecil Lolo [o.g.]
  • (48) Carlington Nyadombo

Usuthu bag away win against Ajax

PSL match report: Ajax Cape Town 1 AmaZulu 2

Posted: 1 September 2013 Time: 05:15 pm

AmaZulu took all the points with a 2-1 win away to Ajax Cape Town on Sunday.

A poor defensive display resulted in Cecil Lolo turning the ball into his own net within the opening 11 minutes of the game, while a second was added by Carlinton Nyadombo in the second half.

Nathan Paulse bagged a consolation in the 90th minute, but it was AmaZulu’s win for the taking.

Franklin Cale was the first to have a crack at goal with his fourth minute drive from range, but it sailed narrowly over.

AmaZulu were gifted a goal when Lolo spectacularly turned the ball into the back of his own net with a diving header, after Aiden Jenniker failed to clear the ball efficiently.

The Urban Warriors pushed for an equaliser, and on 20 minutes Toriq Losper tested Tapuwa Kapini from 15 yards out, but it was easy pickings for the goalkeeper.

Two minutes later, Ayanda Dlamini’s ball went through the legs of Dominic Iaacs following another scrappy moment in the Ajax defence, but Sean Roberts cleaned up.

Ajax were dealt a blow just before the half hour mark when Losper had to be replaced by Keagan Dollie due to injury.

Usuthu had a penalty appeal waved away after Thulani Hlwatshwayo brought down Bongani Ndulula on the edge of the area six minutes before the break.

Ajax fell 2-0 behind afer the restart, after some more scrappy defending from Nkosinathi Mthiyane’s corner-kick.

The Urban Warriors’ defence was left at sixes and sevens and the ball fell to Nyadombo at the far post to tap in.

Usuthu continued to pile on the pressure and their attacks often left Ajax’s backline worse for wear.

Paulse made it 2-1 with a diving header at the stroke of full time, but it was too little too late for the hosts.

HOME: Ajax Cape Town

  • 30 Sean Roberts
  • 3 Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • 4 Dominic Isaacs
  • 18 Abbubaker Mobara
  • 21 Cecil Lolo
  • 22 Aidan Jenniker
  • 6 Travis Graham
    68 mins - Cole Alexander
  • 8 Toriq Losper
    28 mins - Keagan Dolly
  • 23 Lebogang Manyama
  • 24 Franklin Cale
  • 9 Eleazar Rodgers
    61 mins - Nathan Paulse

AWAY: AmaZulu

  • 99 Tapuwa Kapini
  • 6 Tamsanqa Teyise
  • 8 Marc van Heerden
  • 14 Larry Horeab
  • 33 Carlington Nyadombo
  • 5 Khulekani Madondo
  • 7 Nkosinathi Mthiyane
    78 mins - Thokozani Mshengu
  • 10 Njabulo Manqana
  • 25 Mohammed-Awal Issah
    77 mins - Goodman Dlamini
  • 9 Bongani Ndulula
    90 mins - Willem Mwedihanga
  • 11 Ayanda Dlamini

Previous comments on this story...

Pirates-4-Ever
posted: 06:20 pm
This chickens are getting roasted in their on backyard but they were crying to play against the African Champs. Nxa
ciroc lyfstyle
posted: 11:02 pm
Some1 please explain 2 me why are Amuzulu nicknamed. U Sothu It jst doesn't add up 2 me... I would like 2 knw..
Champjuju2
posted: 11:23 pm
Jeerrrr ! Ajax plays like that and were crying to play against the best team currently in africa. Mxm they must first get some games under their belt, before they are worthy of playing against such a feared opponent. The best Teams in africa fears the name bucs, but small teams like ajax are crying for us. Mxm we will wallop ajax good and they will feel the pain. Tikitakitikki all the way from orlando. Dont say we didn't warn you ajax. WHITE RED AND BLACK, NO MERCY FOR AJAX.
Hoi-polloi
posted: 08:26 am
@ciroc lyfstyle
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USuthu is the name of the Zulu Warriors that defeated amongst others the British Imperialist in 1879. Those guys were brave like lions, their presence in the battle fields was a sheer menace. The patronhood was at the Royal household and the Royal household give the nickname to the team.
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