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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 13:31:00

Eish! My worry as well Baba,he goes 4 mobility all around da field yet on central defense ufaka abantu aba-Slow bodwa kanti dic Nkoana guy cn Run....

Football fanat
posted: 2014-10-19 13:32:03

Got to feel for Moleko,Man of the match perfomance and next game relegated back to the bench.One of the things that irritate me about Baxter,Why should the likes of Shabba and Parker fight for their places whilst Gaxa walks straight into the starting XI

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:39:25

He is actually very good

posted: 2014-10-19 13:39:26

Ajax closes the spaces quickly.Chiefs need to reduce the tempo and keep the ball a bit longer.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:40:21

U don't have Ronaldo or Bale

posted: 2014-10-19 13:40:59

@Bongz # Bucs Hes been winning Moemish of the week since last season. I wont be surprised if he cost them

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:42:11

Hahahaha Gaxa mara ....

posted: 2014-10-19 13:43:11

Hahaha Gaxa Maraa Ai! Zokmangaza smtymz...

posted: 2014-10-19 13:45:35

@Bongz # Bucs Cow straight

posted: 2014-10-19 13:45:40

who's the striker

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:47:53

This Khuzwayo is proving to be better than Khune...

posted: 2014-10-19 13:49:05

Why are you watching the chiefs game

posted: 2014-10-19 13:49:07

Coach you see now Tower is playing well even at the national team do you want him to loose his national team spot, you are benching him for Gould who might hit someone in the 18 area, remember ajax boys are quick and gould is very heavy and slow. And why don`t you play mthembu, eish sometimes your decisions are questionable. But anyway go boys we are behind you.

Madrid-Dortmund-Manchester-Chiefs fan
posted: 2014-10-19 13:51:51

Pirates replace striker wit a defensive. Player, while chiefs replace striker wit an offensive player

posted: 2014-10-19 13:52:11

Is tht a crime to watch KC??

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-19 13:53:58

Maybebi am admiring boys from Kapstad

posted: 2014-10-19 13:54:26

pls mr ref no dubious penalty this time around

posted: 2014-10-19 13:54:42

So their best signing gets to warm the bench even when no other striker is available.

Baxter is actually saying "I don't have faith in you Mr Mthembu, management acquired you coz you were for free, I'd rather put my money on midfielders than a tried and tested cow like you" - Baxter

...And the hypocrites are mum about it!

posted: 2014-10-19 13:54:44

Udakiwe talk about Mhlongo and Meyiwa

posted: 2014-10-19 13:55:53

Weezy*F* He actually can see that he needs a striker but hes reluctant to bring the cow on

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