We pick three head-to-head battles which could go a long way in deciding the Absa Premiership clash between Ajax Cape Town and Highlands Park tonight.
Mosa Lebusa v Lindokuhle Mbatha
Lindokuhle Mbatha scored Highlands’ opening goal when they defeated Ajax earlier in the year and has been one of the better performers for the Lions of the North in recent times. Ajax defender Mosa Lebusa will have the task of trying to tie down the former Platinum Stars winger.
Travis Graham v Brandon Theron
A battle of two highly-talented midfielders, with Travis Graham looking to assert his influence in the engine room for the Urban Warriors, while up-and-coming youngster Brandon Theron (who can also play on the flank) will look to give Highlands a foothold in the centre of the park.
Roscoe Pietersen v Surprise Moriri
Roscoe Pietersen has quietly enjoyed a solid season in the red and white of Ajax, establishing himself as a reliable option in the heart of defence. Tonight one of his tasks will be to keep an eye out for the late runs of veteran Surprise Moriri, a player with a keen eye for goal who still has the class to hurt even the best PSL defences.