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Ajax Cape Town beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 at Cape Town Stadium

Posted: 14 September 2011 Time: 21:28

Ajax Cape Town rode their luck to defeat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

Terror Fanteni opened the scoring with a penalty on 20 minutes, after Itumeleng Khune was adjudged to have tripped him.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane equalised in the 48th minute, before Lebongang Manyama got the winner for the Urban Warriors on 75 minutes.

AmaKhosi were bright and breezy early on, putting the Ajax defence under immense pressure.

The hosts were lucky to escape in the 11th minute when Bernard Parker’s stinging drive was pushed by keeper Sean Roberts onto the bar.

However, following some sloppy play at the back, the Urban Warriors earned a 20th minute penalty when Fanteni drew Khune into a foul; Fanteni converting the spot-kick with ease.

Chiefs looked to hit back and were unfortunate to see Lucky Baloyi’s teasing cross failing to pick out a teammate, before Thomas Sweswe sent a volley just wide.

Despite having had the better of the opening half, Chiefs went into the break 1-0 down.

Whatever was said in the dressing-room at half-time worked, as Amakhosi levelled matters just three minutes after the restart, Letsholonyane expertly curling the ball past a helpless Roberts.

The game remained tight, with no more than half chances at either end, until the Urban Warriors regained the lead after 75 minutes when the ball broke nicely for Lebogang Manyama, who showed great cool under pressure to poke home a low shot.

Chiefs rallied hard in the closing stages for an equaliser, but Baloyi lacked the power in his shot to beat Roberts, while Tinashe Nengomasha sent a header just over.

There was more late drama to come however as Lehlohonolo Majoro’s header was touched onto the bar by Roberts, as somehow Ajax hung on.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:37 am
we lost so what? we cant win every game we play, we won 3 games in a row and nobody complained.vv was the best coach then, but now he is not coz he lost one game.
posted: 12:22 pm
akahambe u vv uma esehlulekile kuze u majaha 4rm zone 14
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 12:32 pm
NO. Two games to be precise. And 3rd one coming on saturday
posted: 01:13 pm
Renyeesa ke batho tuu!! Yo, Bobby do something or els...
posted: 03:08 pm
VV got enough chance to build a stronger team. Who can tell me now that KC can come back from two nil down? I don't think we have that team now. Our team is not fearsome. Maybe bcos of the tactics and team selection. But as i text now, chiefs is an average inconsistent team.

But that will not change me and others to remain behind the team all the way. Come Saturday, hell will break. All we'll hear from sepoko will be excuses after the game. U r just like kids happy for new bicycle, after asking for it for seven years. We are used to riding and not used to crying. That's why we want change, now.

The change we want is not bcos of two loses, it's bcos of state of the team, it's not strong enough. I hate to agree, but maybe VV must go check his cattles in Serbia and live this to someone tactful.

We need change.
Khosi 4 life, come storm or tornado. Still khosi 4 life
posted: 03:34 pm
There is something seriously wrong at Kaizer Chiefs. These players seem to be afraid of something. It appears as if the problem here is more psychological than anything else. This is the same situation we found ourselves in when Chiefs was coached by Ertugral, Middendorp. These coaches cannot withstand the pressure that comes with their jobs and end up venting their frustration on the players. I believe one of the things that defines a real coach is his man management skills in this case player management skills. The psychological aspect of the game before, during and post matches should be one of the areas that the coach excels in. Knowing how to motivate a player to perform best, how to counsel a player in difficult times should be synonymous with the key performance areas of the coach's job. As much as it is understandable that he is also human but he can't for an example vent his anger publicly in front of the fans watching the game, that kills not the moral of that particular player but also affects the other players. I have witnessed a number of times VV scolding players in public, now it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out the results of those kind of actions. I think it is time for the powers that be at Naturena to address this type of behaviour from these type of coaches. They are killing our soccer.
posted: 04:33 pm
Now that the Zebraai...is over, let's put things into context.

VV cannot become a bad coach overnight. It was oversight on his part to replace Shabba in the final as well as bench Majoro and Dladla for the game against Ajax. Chiefs were still penetrative - albeit negelecting their defensive duties. Have they converted the chances they created, that would have been a high scoring game. Firing a coach now, is not such a good solution and I should know I support Sundowns. With regards to quality, I think the team that ended the game against Ajax, will give Pirates a run for their money, obviously Baloyi replacing Nengomashe.
@ Superbrand
We haven't really been so unlucky with our Zimbabwean players. Nyandoro was a warrior before age caught up with him. Nyasha scored 14 in his maiden season, Mwanjali is now the captain, and you can see why. Mtizwa was unlucky with injuries, Sithole is yet to be given a chance.
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