Maritzburg United v Ajax Cape Town – Reliving their last meeting

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Ajax Cape Town will continue their Absa Premiership campaign with a match against Maritzburg United on Saturday night at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

The teams have already met once this season, playing in round nine of the top flight campaign at Cape Town Stadium back in November last year.

The match in the Mother City saw the Urban Warriors suffer a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of the Team of Choice.

The visitors’ goalkeeper Bongani Mpandle was called into action just nine minutes into game and he gathered Ajax midfielder Ndiviwe Mdabuka’s cross.

But Urban Warriors keeper Jody February was also tested in the 44th minute and he denied Kurt Lentjies to ensure that the first half ended goalless.

The deadlock was finally broken a minute into the second half when Lebohang Maboe beat February to make it 1-0 to Maritzburg – silencing the Ajax fans.

In the 66th minute, Maritzburg striker Evans Rusike unleashed a good shot from range, but February was well positioned to make a save.

Ajax managed to restore parity through Mark Mayambela’s powerful shot, much to the delight of the home crowd in the 80th minute.

But Deolin Mekoa had other ideas as he snatched a late winner with his left-footed finish to hand Maritzburg a 2-1 win over Ajax on the night.

Match details

Absa Premiership, Round 9

19 November 2016

Cape Town Stadium

Ajax Cape Town (0) 1 (Mayambela 80’)

Maritzburg United (0) 2 (Maboe 46’, Mekoa 90+4’)

Ajax: February, Lebusa, Lartey, Pietersen, Mdabuka (Margeman 53’), Graham, Isaacs, Mzwakali, Mayambela (Lupeta 84’), Morris (Mosadi 68’), Nxumalo

Maritzburg: Mpandle, Ntshangase (Moyo 46’), Weidlich, Mngonyama, Shandu, Tshabalala, Mekoa, Lentjies (Mogapi 46’), Maboe, Rusike (Mokate 89’), Saal

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