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Khama Billiat and Thulani Serero of Ajax Cape Town celebrate the goal

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Ajax Cape Town go top with a win over Free State Stars

Posted: 25 February 2011 Time: 21:59

Ajax Cape Town went top of the Premiership table on Friday evening, with a 1-0 win over Free State Stars.

Khama Billiat got the goal, while Stars ended the match with 10 men, as Paulus Masehe was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Ajax captain Brett Evans made his 300th start for the club - a milestone he can be proud of.

Urban Warriors keeper Hans Vonk was hardly tested as the Ajax defence put in a solid display at the back.

It was a makeshift back-four, with only Brett Evans and Clayton Daniels, regular starters.

Ea Lla Koto started the match brightly but could only manage long-range efforts, Lehumo Itshegetseng and Siyabonga Mdluli trying their luck.

The Cape side could well have scored after 14 minutes, but when Evans’ free-kick picked out Clayton Daniels, a heavy first touch allowed Kennedy Mweene to nip in and make the save.

Ajax began to gain in momentum midway through the half and after 28 minutes they took the lead when Billiat netted expertly from an angle, to round off a fantastic team move.

There were further chances for Ajax as the likes of Thulani Serero, Lebo Manyama and Billiat continued to use their pace to cause havoc in the Stars half.

But Billiat, as well as Serero and George Maluleka, were all off target with their shots.

The second half was for the most part scrappy.

The best chances fell midway through the stanza to Wilson Katsande, but he sent one shot inches wide of the upright, and another just over.

Stars played the final 10 minutes with 10 men after Paulus Masehe was given a second yellow.

In the end Ajax had no problems holding on for victory as they jumped to the top of the Premiership table.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:04 pm
oops!!! ayeye kapa
posted: 07:02 am
well done mighty Ajax. Keep the goow work up big guns.
posted: 07:11 am
Porridge FC will be number 3 by 18:00 today. Thanks 4 acting for that long.
posted: 07:12 am
The Cape giants are definitely playin wonderful football, keep up ur character red and white.
posted: 07:21 am
This team is great, it challenges for everything, the, trophies, legues and whatever the is to play for. The good part is that it is consistent, have character and plays similar to Barca. This club is amazing, AJAX CAPE TOWN.
posted: 07:29 am
Ajax keep ur cool and take it one game at a time. People are seeing the great work u are doing, they just jealous of Cape football as it is better than Joburg football. But neverthelles the are many Ajax Cape Town shirts worn around the counry.
posted: 07:58 am
Ajax is a big team in S.A, those who acknowledge this know football, but those who are jealous wont. They only try their best by talking, but we at Ajax choose to be quiet, love one another and enjoy our football without proving point to anyone.
posted: 08:28 am
some fans r so ignorant. Yes ajax plays goodfotbal and they challenging for the league bt to name them as the biggest team in sa? Ha a let me help refresh ur minds ppl, the team ajax has neva won d league eva. They maybe on top for now bt d league is won in may. U urging the ajax team to stay calm yet u already crowning them. Dis goes to the players head, dd u see billiatt's interview after the match? He thinks they won d title already. Tell u wat come may the true champs will be crowned
posted: 08:32 am
whatever results will cum 2day Ajax will go down,but i'm proud of this team.MAMELODI AJAX will stop excessive noise from these 2 old teams.
posted: 08:54 am
Ajax plays total football.they are real contenders.red and white
posted: 10:41 am
@ Danger: 2011-02-26 07:11

What ever you're smoking is too much for your head stupid moron.

posted: 07:25 pm
aw shame, didn't they know they had only one night to act on top of the log? pirates is back on top for good dark horses
posted: 09:00 pm
Great Ajax. Keep on winning and the title is yours. Others will slip thus you have no chance to do this - the Mother City is hungry for the title. Bring the trophy back to Momma.
posted: 09:20 pm
Time 2 deal with these spaza shops teams First maritzburg then ajax
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