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Premier Soccer League match report Platinum Stars brush aside Ajax Cape Town

Posted: 21 December 2013 Time: 19:48

Platinum Stars reasserted their pedigree with a 2-0 defeat of Ajax Cape Town in the clubs' final game of the year on Saturday night.

Dikwena, who were thumped 3-0 by Orlando Pirates in the League on Monday, bounced back via first-half strikes from Solomon Mathe and in-form attacker Robert Ng'ambi at Cape Town Stadium.

Victory lifted the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout holders to fifth place on the Premiership table with 22 points from 14 games - five points adrift of Kaizer Chiefs and three ahead of Ajax, who dropped one spot to eighth in the standings.

Stars had to make do without veteran defender Benson Mhlongo who had not travelled because of flu, but it made little difference as Ajax, who won their previous three games in a row, rarely threatened the goal of Siyabonga Mpontshane.

The opener arrived on 24 minutes as Elias Ngwepe, playing in a left-wing position rather than his usual fullback role, crossed into the box. Lindokuhle Mbatha picked up the ball and played a low cross that was whipped home at pace by Mathe.

Six minutes later and it was 2-0, with a virtual carbon-copy strike. Again Ngwepe crossed from the left, again Mbatha picked up the ball and this time his low centre was perfect for Ng’ambi to rifle home.

There was little more to enthuse about as Stars comfortably held Ajax at bay and then tried to hit them on the counter-attack, with Siphelele Mthembu having a couple of opportunities that he wasted.

Next up for Ajax after their festive season celebrations are Orlando Pirates, who they will face on January 27. Platinum Stars next travel to Polokwane City on February 4.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Three 3
posted: 2013-12-21 18:14:55

Platinum Stars to win this hands down they are well coached and organized

posted: 2013-12-21 19:12:41

Platinum stars is playing as if they are playing at home. They mean business today.

Three 3
posted: 2013-12-21 20:12:40

Alan Freese Coach of the Year these hard running Mushin boys have been taught a lesson

Platinum Stars are ready to mix it with teams like Orlando Pirates

It shows they have grown up

Ajax has Mombara class, Dolly class and a few promising ones like Morris & Mzukisi

Mushin outclassed and he is a gentleman he should take this on his chin his team has a promising way forward

otherwise up the BUCS

Eyayapirates( tjokotja)
posted: 2013-12-21 21:31:42

Dikwena mare..........

Eyayapirates( tjokotja)
posted: 2013-12-21 21:32:38

Eish ""..................!

posted: 2013-12-22 06:27:25

Lance was just running about like a headless chicken.Can anything good come from Ajax WATCH THIS


posted: 2013-12-22 06:39:48

Mobara,,,this guy gets me excited...just hope he keeps his head up and working hard, great things are gonna come from this boy.

Three 3
posted: 2013-12-22 06:48:49

where are my 2 comments editor one before the game started where I predicted that Platinum Stars are too organized for Ajax and will easily win it in spite of what those 3 stooges on Super sport said and the soon after the game ended I said Dikwena is a side that has grown up under the guidance of coach of the year elect Alan Freese that's why these days they can mix it with the likes of Orlando Pirates and compete

Mushin has unearthed gems in Mombara, Bantu Mzwakali and Keagan Dolly pure pure class

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