Mark Mayambela disappointed with Ajax Cape Town draw
Posted: 18 March 2017 Time: 00:24
Ajax Cape Town midfielder Mark Mayambela left disappointed with dropped points at home to Free State Stars.
Ajax were held to a 2-2 draw by Stars in their Absa Prmeiership encounter at the Athlone Stadium on Friday evening.
Mayambela, who scored on the night, felt hard done by the fact that they couldn't get the three points, but urged his teammates to remain professional and keep their heads up.
"I think it's a game of football, we have to take it as men; we have to take it as professionals and try to move on from the result," Mayambela said on SuperSport TV.
"Maybe some people will say we deserved the three points but at the end of the day we never got the three points."
'Proff' also admitted his shock at his colleague Grant Margeman getting sent off by referee Kulasande Qonqo despite already being outside the field of play, and felt it may have cotributed to them surrendering their lead with just 10 men on the park.
"I didn't even know a yellow card could be awarded to a player that's walking off the field when being substituted. I think that also played a factor in us getting one point," he added.
"But well done to Free State Stars, they gave us a great game; also well done to Ajax boys, they fought the whole game but it wasn't to be."
Having been registered a run of five consecutive draws in regulation time and failing to win in their last six league games, Mayambela remained optimistic that the elusive win will eventually come their way.
"It is disheartening but as footballers we have to soldier on. We have to keep on working hard. This was a game we should have won but it wasn't to be.
"At the end of the day that's football, we have to keep on working hard and striving, and eventually – one of these good days – we'll get the three points," he concluded.