Ahead of Ajax Cape Town’s Absa Premiership clash away to Polokwane City this weekend, we look at three head-to-head battles which could be key to deciding the outcome of the match.
Mosa Lebusa v Tlou Segolela
Tlou Segolela is looking to revive his career after signing for Polokwane City. The former Orlando Pirates man remains as quick as ever and it will be up to Ajax Cape Town fullback Mosa Lebusa to ensure ‘Sox’ doesn’t wreak havoc in the visitors’ defence.
Nathan Paulse v Thabiso Semenya
A classic battle of centre-forward versus centre-back: Nathan Paulse has re-established himself as Ajax’s spearhead and will be looking to revive the strong scoring form he demonstrated early in the season. The man tasked with keeping him under wraps will be former Platinum Stars defender Thabiso Semenya, who has performed strongly for Rise and Shine since his move last year.
Thabo Mosadi v Jabulani Maluleke
Jabulani Maluleke is very much Polokwane City’s main source of creativity. The hard-working midfielder has a keen eye for a defence-splitting pass and is also a major threat from free kicks near the penalty area. Thabo Mosadi will have to work extra hard to shadow Maluleke around the pitch and ensure the former SuperSport United man doesn’t exert a major influence on the game.