Stanley Menzo: We have to adapt

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‘Adapt or die’ – a saying made popular by the character Lucky Kunene in the South Africa movie,
Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema, can be used effectively in everyday life.

Ajax Cape Town head coach Stanley Menzo has called on his defence to ‘adapt more’ as the Urban Warriors now set their sights on toppling the Absa Premiership log leaders, SuperSport United.

The Cape side travel to the South African capital on Friday afternoon, ahead of the clash in Atteridgeville on Saturday evening.

Having defended valiantly for most of the match against Kaizer Chiefs, a lapse in concentration allowed Daniel Cardoso to ghost in with the defender earning the Amakhosi a 1-1 stalemate last Saturday.

“We have to adapt more in defence,” Menzo said. “And, here, communication is a problem. I try to coach it at training, and I keep fighting with the squad. It’s an experience thing, though, and I keep telling the players to try to coach each other on the field.”

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela on the other hand complimented Ajax Cape Town on their performance at Athlone Stadium – with both teams having had their chances to walk away with all three points.

“We have to be respectful in our response,” said Komphela in the aftermath. “I thought Ajax played a good match and they will be pleased with their performance. I only regret that we couldn’t take the three points.”

Ajax Cape Town sit in 11th place on the log standings heading into this weekend’s fixture against Matsatsantsa. Stuart Baxter’s troops occupy top spot, having not lost a game in the league since the opening day of the season.

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