Versleijen happy with debut, but …

The Urban Warriors led with 20 minutes to go, only to allow Swallows back into the game and level through Siyabonga Nomvete.

MATCH REPORT: Ajax Cape Town 1 Moroka Swallows 1

Versleijen bemoaned the chances missed, but says it’s understandable given the long lay-off due to the Africa Cup of Nations break.

“We started a bit nervous as it was our first game after six weeks,” he says. “A new coach and new players in the team, but after 20 minutes we started to play some decent football.

“However, you have to finish your chances and in the second half we made same changes instead of playing football like in the first half. We started to lose too many balls in midfield, and the moment you start losing the ball you come under pressure.

“Swallows took advantage and got a lot of possession. They started to play in our box and the result was 1-1. Generally I'm happy with our football, but playing at home we would've like to get three points."

Swallows coach Zeca Marques was delighted with the results, saying: “I told my players that if we come to Cape Town and get a point it’s like a victory, so I'm more than happy.”