We pick three personal duels which could go a long way in deciding the outcome of the Absa Premiership clash between Ajax Cape Town and Free State Stars on Friday.
Bantu Mzwakali v Goodman Dlamini
Both of these players found the back of the net in the teams’ league meeting back in November last year and it’s a sure bet that both will be full of confidence again. Mzwakali’s running power, energy and determination will be key to Ajax’s cause, while the same can be said for Dlamini’s experience and eye for goal in a Stars shirt.
Rivaldo Coetzee v Mohammed Anas
Rivaldo Coetzee continues to learn develop into a top class defender, and this week his challenge will be containing Stars striker Mohammed Anas. The Ghanaian striker joined Ea Lla Koto at the start of the year, having been released by Maritzburg United in mid-2016, and is determined to make the most of another chance at PSL football.
Thabo Mosadi v Paulus Masehe
These two midfield powerhouses will have a titanic clash in the engine room. While Thabo Mosadi is an up-and-coming midfield maestro, he will be put to the test by Stars veteran Paulus Masehe – a tough-as-nails, vastly experienced player who has been the fulcrum of Ea Lla Koto’s team for many years now.