Preview: Ajax CT v Free State Stars


Ajax suffered a 2-0 defeat away to rookies Polokwane City in their last outing, extending their wait for a win to five matches.

The Cape Town team has played just two home matches so far this campaign, recording one draw and one loss.

The Urban Warriors are placed 16th on the table with two points from five matches. 

Stars have put together a four-game unbeaten run since losing in the opening round and defeated Golden Arrows 1-0 in their last outing. 

The Free State side has recorded four points in their three away matches so far this season.

Ea Lla Koto are placed eighth on the standings with eight points from five matches. 

In head-to-head stats, Ajax and Stars have met in 20 league matches since 1999/2000.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed 11 wins compared to four for the Urban Warriors, while five matches have been drawn.

All of Ajax’s four wins against Stars have come in Cape Town. They have suffered just three home defeats in 10 matches.

Last season each team managed a home win against other: 2-1 for Stars in the Free State and 4-2 for Ajax in the Mother City.

Ajax’s line-up from their 2-0 loss to Polokwane: Petersen (Jaakkola 58’), Lolo, Ritus, Isaacs, Mokeke, Mobara, Kwong (Paulse 29’), Mzwakali, Dolly, Manyama, Rodgers (Davids 46’).

Stars’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Arrows: Agyei, Masehe, Ouro-Akoriko, Gege, Thebakang (Tlhone76’), Wiltwer, Mashego, Mthethwa, Abdul-Basit (Abraw 82’), Venter, Sekola (Nomandela 70’).

Previous meetings    

Last 10 league meetings

Season    Result                Scorers

2008/09    Ajax 2-1 Stars        Vilakazi, Evans; Cloete
2008/09    Stars 3-0 Ajax        Mofokeng, Tsotetsi, Mabaso
2009/10    Stars 1-1 Ajax        Makola; Cale
2009/10    Ajax 0-0 Stars
2010/11    Stars 2-1 Ajax        Chivuta 2; Booysen
2010/11    Ajax 1-0 Stars        Billiat
2011/12    Ajax 3-1 Stars        Hlatshwayo, Rusike, Billiat; Mashego
2011/12    Stars 1-0 Ajax        Manqele
2012/13    Stars 2-1 Ajax        Nomandela, Ouro-Akoriko; Scott
2012/13    Ajax 4-2 Stars        Manyama 2, Nale, Billiat; Mkhatshwa, Ouro-Akoriko