Stanley Menzo happy with a point in Atteridgeville

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Ajax Cape Town head coach Stanley Menzo was honest in his assessment of the club’s goalless stalemate in Atteridgeville this past Saturday evening.

The former Dutch international was not ready to beat around the bush in the aftermath, with Menzo frank in admitting that the Urban Warriors were slightly fortunate to get a point at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

SuperSport United dominated the first-half ,with Jody February making a world class save to deny Mandla Masango, before the latter rattled a volley attempt onto the crossbar.

Rivaldo Coetzee and Roscoe Pietersen also did well to keep Matsatsantsa from scoring in the opening stanza, with the Urban Warriors improving following the break.

Bantu Mzwakali rattled the woodwork as the visitors pushed for all three points before Reyaad Pieterse denied Mark Mayambela with a world class save.

February was on hand once more in the dying exchanges of the clash to keep out Thabo Mnyamane’s shot from an acute angle, as the game eventually ended in a 0-0 draw.

“We didn’t play our best game, it was not I think about us, but SuperSport kept us from playing football,”said Menzo. “They pressed us very high and we were not in the game – to come out of that press and we had to survive and defend.

“We had a few chances…

Menzo continued: “You could see the man-of-the-match was our goalkeeper so you can concluded how the game went. But, it is good to have a clean sheet and a point against SuperSport is terrific I think.

“Sometimes you deserve and point and you get nothing, and sometimes you don’t deserve it and you get it. I think today [Saturday] SuperSport deserved more so we are happy with this point,” Menzo concluded.

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