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PSL Absa Premiership: Ajax Cape Town vs Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 19 October 2014 Time: 15:01

Kaizer Chiefs secured a 1-0 victory over Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday afternoon to set a new PSL record of 15 successive wins.

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter named a team with no out-and-out strikers. Kingston Nkhatha was ruled out due to sickness while Bernard Parker missed out due to a late injury – reportedly on the ankle he had surgery on, as a precautionary measure – but Siphelele Mthembu was on the bench.

The home side enjoyed the majority of the ball and created more opportunities than the visitors in the first half, but neither goalkeeper was kept too busy on a hot day in Cape Town.

Both Tefu Mashamaite and Siboniso Gaxa had to make cynical fouls on Tashreeq Morris and Travis Graham respectively, with the latter receiving a yellow card, while Keagan Dolly fired two shots off target from long range.

Bantu Mzwakali tested Brilliant Khuzwayo in the Chiefs goals with a direct free-kick from 24 yards in the 17th minute as a good diving save kept out the danger. Khuzwayo was then fortunate to get away with a poor punch from the resultant corner.

Six minutes from the interval Ajax created the best chance of the match when Mwakali dispossessed Willard Katsande high up the pitch before feeding Thabiso Nkoana, but the striker's shot was blocked by a brilliant recovery tackle from Morgan Gould.

Ajax assistant coach Ian Taylor was sent to the stands on the stroke of half-time, reportedly for continuously insulting the match officials, as Roger de Sa also exchanged a few heated words with referee Robert Smith.

The second half was a more exciting affair after Chiefs took the lead four minutes after the restart through Mashamaite. The centre-back got up to head home Siphiwe Tshabalala's inswinging free-kick from the right as Anssi Jaakkola could only get fingertips to the ball.

Ajax made a spirited attempt to get back into the match after Chiefs scored as Morris headed over the bar and Thabiso Nkoana turned and shot wide of goal. Roger de Sa also replaced Keagan Dolly with Nathan Paulse as Ajax went more direct.

George Maluleka and Reneilwe Letsholonyane tried shots that went high and wide as Man of the Match Tshabalala started pulling the strings more for Chiefs with some dangerous crosses and clever through-balls.

Ajax could not find an equaliser, so Chiefs' eighth straight League win means they have now broken Mamelodi Sundowns' record of 14 consecutive domestic wins achieved in 2007 as they have won 15 matches in a row including the two wins at the end of last season.

Amakhosi also moved 10 points clear of the four chasing teams at the top of the Absa Premiership table.

HOME: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Roger de Sa
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four five one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-19 13:24:12

neokilla I think every coach has to have favorite player in a team, my definition of a coach's favorites will be: those who do exactly what he needs...

posted: 2014-10-19 13:24:43

Tell the Khosi.90 minutes is a long time.This days it's chiefs vs PSL 15

posted: 2014-10-19 13:25:11

We have made peace with it.but he does bring something unique t our play tho

posted: 2014-10-19 13:25:18

@Bongz # Bucs its none of ur business njandini

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-10-19 13:25:20

So you did want to read the team injury report on the article nc nc nc

posted: 2014-10-19 13:25:21

Ake sibuk ibhola ke manje Khoc4life

khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:25:26

Yes n some teams on the NFD

khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:25:54

Good point

posted: 2014-10-19 13:26:07

Parked the bus with who?Watch and learn.Veronica is watching as well

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:26:13

Mthembu is on the bench

khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:26:26

Damn the stadium is fully packed

Madrid-Dortmund-Manchester-Chiefs fan
posted: 2014-10-19 13:26:28

Just lyk Madrid when playing witout benzema or chicharito.. U gtta love Baxter, any player can score, you dnt hve to play a striker to win games

posted: 2014-10-19 13:26:45

Despite the fact Gould and Mashamaite being the weekest link, Baxter decided to use them.

posted: 2014-10-19 13:27:30

Baphethe ama-Treads ka 18inch kuma Backdoor Emergency Exit ezinqen lamagundane....

khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:28:13

Why bench mathoho Mara coach

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:28:35

Gould is no 9

what is Mthembu? Striker?

posted: 2014-10-19 13:28:58

Ajax keeper is the weakest link

posted: 2014-10-19 13:30:25

Why bench Mathoho?

khosi8 champ
posted: 2014-10-19 13:30:38

On your marks get set and ...............go boys

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:30:57

Chiefs fans are such hypocrites....their team plays without a striker and we are told about spain...

pirates plays a lone strikee and we reminded that we aŕe defensive

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