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Polokwane City vs Ajax Cape Town PSL match report

Posted: 22 September 2013 Time: 14:44

Polokwane City earned their first points in the top flight with a 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town.

Thapelo Tshilo and Siphesihle Nzimande handed Polokwane the win, and they lifted themselves off the bottom of the table for the first time.

In the fifth minute Lebogang Manyama threatened with a free-kick, which he curled just wide of the post.

And he came close again moments later with another set-piece, after Eleazar Rodgers was brought down near the box. The striker’s free-kick this time hit the target but Polokwane goalkeeper Modiri Marumo got a fist to it.

Brandon Petersen, who was man of the match for Ajax against Bidvest Wits, continued with his impressive form when he bravely grabbed Galabgwe Moyana’s cross into the box.

Just before the half hour mark, Moyana’s corner kick met Essau Kenyenda, but this time his effort did not trouble Petersen and sailed over the bar.

The heat looked like it was starting to get to Ajax and Polokwane managed to catch them on the break in the 40th minute, and Tshilo slid in to tap home the opening goal.

He was, however, replaced immediately afterwards, with what was suspected to be an injury-induced rather than tactical substitution.

After having already replaced Michael Kwong for Nathan Paulse midway through the first half, Muhsin Ertugral opted for a further change, bringing on Lance Davids for Rodgers at the start of the second half.

The Urban Warriors were hit with a serious blow with 30 minutes to go, when Petersen was stretchered off with what looked like a serious injury. Anssi Jaakkola was brought on to make his debut for Ajax in goal.

And he conceded his first goal a few minutes later, when Nzimande found the back of the net in the 70th minute.

There was little Ajax could do to make a comeback and the loss means they drop to the bottom of the table.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-09-22 13:16:45

This is the game for Muhsin to and the boys to redeem themselves. City is going back they r coming from.

posted: 2013-09-22 13:56:49

go City goooooo

posted: 2013-09-22 13:57:08

Arise and shine City...

posted: 2013-09-22 15:05:42

Good for my home team. That is the good start

posted: 2013-09-22 15:13:22

 Congrats Rise and Shine

K bhaka
posted: 2013-09-22 15:18:02

Where are the fools who where running naked here after beating PC,now they won with the doctor,now they beat a team that got a draw with sunflops,I would like those zebras to run naked again here.the same team that hammered the zoo team last season,zebras are a joke,they think they know soccer yet they know nothing,congrats to Polokwane City FC

Apostle Peter
posted: 2013-09-22 15:27:59

Muhsin should just do an honourable thing and resign! Its clear this Estafious family were the BAD Apples in the boardroom, Ajax is just a toothless dog! Very bad indeed, they are missing the Comitis! Its Sad for SA football as they will be no more of Pienaars, McCarthy and the Sereros!

posted: 2013-09-22 15:37:12

Mr. Editor,

you made a "slight" mistake. Thapelo Tshilo was not substituted in the tenth minute. He went to score in the 29th minute while in a dressing room. Please fix it before eeemza sees it. He would not stop blaming you for Orlando Pirates game today.


posted: 2013-09-22 16:25:15

nice one boys..

posted: 2013-09-22 16:46:59

U dd wel boys.keep making Limpopo proud.

posted: 2013-09-22 16:52:40

You so obsessed with the Mighty Amakhosi u comment about it even where its not involved.

I envy your love and loyalty for this team, its not late to come join ur dream team.

posted: 2013-09-22 17:10:44

Astonished! Something is not right at #Ajax.

posted: 2013-09-22 17:12:54

Everything is right Polokwane just upped their game. Did you realy expect them to loose every game they play in PSL.

posted: 2013-09-22 19:05:13

Well done, the team played the last two games very well.

posted: 2013-09-23 05:36:49

Ajax is going down without Comitis brothers, I see them fighting for survival if not relegated this season.

''Futbol is my Religion''
posted: 2013-09-23 06:19:25

Eleazar Rodgers! mxm!

posted: 2013-09-23 06:23:46

Well done boys, one game at the time.

posted: 2013-09-23 06:24:36

K bhaka wa gafa naa? you guys are just obsessed with Chiefs neh, you cant change what chiefs achieved man, get over it. who ever win, regardless of who thay beat you people you go back and dig ur factless boring history to try and bring chiefs down.........get over it man! the head line read Polokwane beat Ajax, why dont you commant on that.........shame o tshwile tseleng hle.

posted: 2013-09-23 09:01:59

P13 K bhaka Khosi they are worried coz they have the equal number of points as Polokwane Ciyt in that relegation zone.


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