We pick three key battles which could go a long way in deciding the outcome of the Absa Premiership clash between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday night.
Thabo Mosadi v Willard Katsande
Willard Katsande is enjoying another great season for Kaizer Chiefs, with the Zimbabwean’s energy and tenacious tackling now enhanced by a hunger for goals. Ajax Cape Town midfielder Thabo Mosadi will have his work cut out in trying to win the midfield battle against the Amakhosi’s number 31.
Bantu Mzwakali v Siphiwe Tshabalala
Bantu Mzwakali’s attacking prowess will be a key feature of Ajax’s play this weekend, with the 23-year-old looking to make a big impact against Kaizer Chiefs. His nous and game intelligence will be put to a stern test by veteran Siphiwe Tshabalala, who has rediscovered some of his best form in 2017.
Rodrick Kabwe v Ramahlwe Mphahlele
Rodrick Kabwe has put in some eye-catching performances since joining Ajax at the start of the year. This game against Chiefs presents him with the chance to really make a statement in South African football. His direct opponent will be Ramahlwe Mphahlele, who has settled well into the right-back role in Amakhosi colours.