Stanley Menzo: Small things make a big difference

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Ajax Cape Town head coach Stanley Menzo was understandable ecstatic following the Urban Warriors first win of the year, but was quick to point out that the job is still far from done.

The Cape side edged Highlands Park 1-0 in the Mother City on Wednesday evening; Mark Mayambela’s ninth minute strike guiding the club up to 11th place on the log standings.

Ajax Cape Town, though, are still in danger of dropping down the table, but victory over Golden Arrows on Saturday could spark a late season top eight charge – underlining the competitiveness of the Absa Premiership.

“The spirit in the camp is good and I hope it will keep getting better. Some small things can make a big difference, maybe the win can make a huge difference,” said Menzo.

“Before the game vs Highlands Park we showed the team a few clips, proving that we can play football – we showed that before the [mid-season] break, I am really happy with the win, it wasn’t good for my heart though!

“This situation is almost since November, you win three games and you are up in the top eight, if you don’t you are back in a difficult situation. Yes, we want to win at Golden Arrows, but we will take it game by game,” he added.

A further boost for Menzo will be the return of midfielder Grant Margeman for the trip to KwaZulu-Natal following his two-match suspension.

Moreover, fullback Rheece Evans could also make his return from injury at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

“Good to have Grant back, lets see how he comes back but he is a player that can make a difference in the midfield. We have good balance and I have to make the right decisions on who has to play.

“Rheece is close to full fitness, we will see how he doing. Tashreeq [Morris] is a bit further away,” Menzo concluded.

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