Ajax Cape Town’s Nedbank Cup history – Part II, 2010-2016

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We continue our look at Ajax Cape Town’s history in the Nedbank Cup by reviewing their participations from 2010 to present day.

Starting with the 2010 Nedbank Cup, Ajax got off to a flyer in the new decade with a 5-0 win over lower league side Wings United, but they were brought back to earth in the next round with a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Free State Stars.

The Urban Warriors’ next four Nedbank Cup campaigns all lasted just one match, as they were ousted in the first round of the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions by Free State Stars, AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns (twice in succession) respectively.

The Brazilians defeated Ajax in the 2015 Nedbank Cup as well, but this time it was only on penalties – and in the final to boot.

Ajax beat Mainstay United (9-1, a club record), Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United to qualify for the final, but they couldn’t find a way past Pitso Mosimane’s Brazilians, who claimed the trophy with a 4-3 shootout win after the game finished goalless.

In 2016, Ajax again suffered early disappointment when they were beaten by Free State Stars in the last 32 round of the competition.

Stanley Menzo’s side will add a new chapter to the club’s Nedbank Cup history when they face Kwadukuza United in the first round of the 2017 edition this coming Saturday.

Ajax Cape Town’s Nedbank Cup performances 2010-2016

2010 Nedbank Cup

First round: Ajax 5-0 Wings United

Second round: Ajax 1-1 Free State Stars – Stars won 4-2 on penalties

2011 Nedbank Cup

First round: Free State Stars 2-1 Ajax

2012 Nedbank Cup

First round: AmaZulu 3-3 Ajax – AmaZulu won 4-3 on penalties

2013 Nedbank Cup

First round: Ajax 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns

2014 Nedbank Cup

First round: Ajax 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns

2015 Nedbank Cup

First round: Mainstay United 1-9 Ajax

Second round: Ajax 1-0 Celtic

Quarterfinals: Ajax 2-1 Wits

Semifinals: Ajax 2-1 SuperSport

Final: Ajax 0-0 Sundowns – Sundowns won 4-3 on penalties

2016 Nedbank Cup

First round: Ajax 1-2 Free State Stars

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