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Ajax Cape Town beat Kaizer Chiefs in League match

Posted: 1 May 2013 Time: 18:59

A brace from Lebogang Manyama and a goal from Mabhuti Khenyeza handed Kaizer Chiefs their second Premiership loss of the season on Wednesday as the Urban Warriors ran out 3-1 winners at a packed Cape Town Stadium.

Ajax, while not in the game in the opening half hour had the first shot on goal via Khama Billiat in the second minute, but Itumeleng Khune made a fine save to turn his 22-yard effort over the crossbar.

After that, however, it was all Chiefs and they should really have taken the lead in the 22nd minute when Siphiwe Tshabalala worked his way into the box and towards the left by-line before cutting the ball back for an unmarked George Lebese. The Chiefs man, though, squandered the chance as he fluffed his shot wide from a couple yards out.

Chiefs were stunned in the 35th minute as a long ball caught them unaware as Billiat latched onto the ball and then played a well-timed pass to Manyama who showed real class to chip a charging Khune, 1-0.

Chiefs went into the break trailing despite controlling the majority of the match.

The second 45 saw the Amakhosi with the lion’s share of possession, but they struggled to break down the Ajax defence in open play.

It took a well-worked set piece to see Chiefs draw level in the 78th minute when Tefu Mashamaite met a Siphiwe Tshabalala corner with a deadly header, 1-1.

Chiefs pressed for the winner, thereafter, but their joy was short lived as Manyama restored the home side’s lead three minutes from time.

The Ajax attacker grabbed his second goal of the game after heading home a right wing cross from six-yards out, 2-1.

Mabhuti Khenyeza added the icing on the cake and confirmed the result as he beat Khune in a one-on-one situation in the 92nd minute to make the score 3-1.

Previous comments on this story...

anc gestapo
posted: 07:11 pm
@FIRECRACKERS FC RETARDS

We still leading Impala stars & MALUTI VICTIMS FC by 6 & 7 points respectively. Not 4getting their game in hand each.
Mabizela01
posted: 07:11 pm
This is SA winning the League is tough
Champ Double Nostra
posted: 07:11 pm
Nkatha,Gaxa,Lebese are not champs material

Clean out is required at chiefs
T'zozo
posted: 07:11 pm
Lebese cost us this match. Now we have to wait until the 15.05 to be crowned champs. Damn.
mpisi@1958
posted: 07:11 pm
I like football , Lebese is a bad player now just for this game only ???? No pls zebras leave the boy alone , Chiefs are chockers thats all and just imagine if Pirates won last night , Supersport will beat Chiefs and they will get a draw last game but They will win the league . So please Zebras don't panic the league is yours
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:12 pm
Yoh hay this was a nice match yohh, hay hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha
KidKudu7
posted: 07:12 pm
Reclaiming the Glory...my foot.

The zebras are average...it's just that they are overrated for sweet nothing by their idiots faithfools.
Juju Bhaka
posted: 07:12 pm
being diligent and industrious will win you things, not putting your faith on the fact that the situation is inevitable...
TheRedbat1937
posted: 07:12 pm
What a game by Ajax nw they really derseve to stay in the top flight. Great atmosphere in the stadium big up to my fellow Capetonians nw letz go to Long Street to down dis game with some cold Heinekens. Buccaneer I remain
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 07:12 pm
i think george lebese should sit the rest of the season out. Its tyme Baxter plays josta dladla against suppersport and UP just to ensure we win. He has experience,he is calm on the ball unlike lebese. Another thing is that yeye's lack of form has continued despite resting for two weeks. He needs to benched and fight for his place, he was way toooooo relaxed for my liking .its like he was smug knowing he could walk back in the starting lineup.baxter selected him based on sentiment. Now baxter has probably destroyed Nkosi's esteem . Eish! Mxm .itl be better if platinum draws or loses. Atleast no one at the top 3 got anything this week.
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 07:12 pm
@T'zozo, tltltl, can't stop laughing. Seriously these rats think they are contenders yet they were never in the mix, it's just the media glorifying a carcass.

K4L...RTG!!!!
tshipi ka bo yellow
posted: 07:13 pm
Hehehehehe! This is futball baba, it's not won on the media, social network etc. Bolaya Ajax bolaya! ke ja joy strong. I want those wild donkeys to make noise again. Like I said before I see draw draw draw and lose it's a bonus. He he he!
KidKudu7
posted: 07:13 pm
Akunabantu laa...
CJB Ramses III
posted: 07:13 pm
Anti-Zebra please hit me with that memorable hashtag My Champ.....

K4L: Let's laugh...........

I'm laughing my Champ......
Hehehehehehehehehe hehehehehe.......................... Ya diski....?!?!?! Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe................. IYOH....... hehehehehehehehehe.... Hai kona................ Sho...
Tshintsha
posted: 07:14 pm
@eeemzaa-walikhosi, ukuphi msana ka Mahlangu? I think uminye wayibhoshela lapho ukhona! Nizoyisuth'induku!
Takesure RDS
posted: 07:14 pm
Parker is a goat
Donald Duck
posted: 07:15 pm
No need to beat about the bush, Baxter cost us by removing all midfielders. That is nonsense, u can't play with 4 strikers and no midfield, especially at 1-1.

It's the 2nd game in a row this coach gets tactics wrong, I am getting worried about him.... He does the same thing as rodger disaster and keeps the form and experienced players on the bench. Why did he bench Nkosi?, how many chances will Nkatha get? Why always Lebese and Dladla doesn't get a chance??

Anyway, it's ok, we will still win this league but I am very upset about loosing like ameatures...
Tumiso
posted: 07:15 pm
It was a shock indeed but am happy that we are still going to win the league

Rise Khosi Rise
RPG7
posted: 07:15 pm
Thank you Baxter for admiting to your mistake, after we equalised you should not have replaced Yeye any ways we are stil in the driving seat, time to regroup and play our normal game these long balls won't win us the championship, the very same long balls killed bucs izolo. I sense more drama to come but we will win this championchip
mugabel
posted: 07:16 pm
Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi zebras are starting to chocke as expected. Thanks to RDS and his cows zebras are still on course to win the league.
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