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Ajax Cape Town captain Travis Graham grateful for a point against Free State Stars under Stanley Menzo

Posted: 2 November 2016 Time: 23:28

Ajax Cape Town captain Travis Graham was grateful to collect a point against Free State Stars at Goble Park despite both teams still without a win in the league this season.

The 24-year-old midfielder feels a 1-1 draw was a fair result on Wednesday night. 

“Look, you just don’t travel to Free State and think you are going to have it all your way,” Graham tells KickOff.com.

“Both teams had their chances. They could’ve won or lost the match and the same goes for us. Prince [Nxumalo] had a one-on-one opportunity that he missed. That said he also created a lot of opportunities to put us on the front foot.

"Overall I think the performance was okay and we shouldn’t feel too disheartened as a point is better than nothing.”

Ajax's new Dutch coach Stanley Menzo oversaw the side for the first time in Bethlehem following the resignation of Roger de Sa last month.

Graham believes Menzo can be encouraged by his start in the hotseat at Ikamva.

“Look, coach Menzo only trained the team once this week but things have gone smoothly. With any new coach, both the players and the coach needs time to adjust.

“It’s a process as there were some things that worked tonight and others that need some time to work on. The coach also deserves credit for the draw as well, as it’s not easy to beat Stars on their home ground. For any coach to start off with a draw is also not too shabby,” Graham concludes.

The Urban Warriors are propping up the table with three points from eight matches - two points behind Ea Lla Koto.

Article by: Seraj Jones
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