SuperSport v Ajax – Reliving their last meeting

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Ajax Cape Town will continue their 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign with a clash against SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.

The teams have already met once in the league this season, with United claiming a 2-0 victory over the Urban Warriors at the Cape Town Stadium back in October 2016.

It was Stanley Menzo’s first game in charge of the club, following the departure of Roger de Sa, and saw SuperSport gifted an early penalty when Roscoe Pietersen handled Thabo Mnyamane’s cross in the 18-yard area. Jeremy Brockie expertly beat Jody February from the spot to put the visitors ahead in the third minute.

Both sides created further goal scoring chances in the first half, but the closest either came to adding to the score line was a shot from Ajax’s Erwin Isaacs on 33 minutes, but he was denied by a fine diving stop from Ronwen Williams.

SuperSport nearly doubled their advantage just before the hour mark, with Brockie getting the better of February with his shot, only to see the ball rebound off the upright and roll away to safety.

Late in the game, with Ajax throwing men forward, United enjoyed a couple of fruitful counter attacks but they weren’t quite able to kill off the game, with February producing a notable save on 85 minutes to deny Thuso Phala.

However, in injury time, the Tshwane visitors finally made it 2-0 when Reneilwe Letsholonyane provided a left-foot finish to seal the points.

Match details

29 October 2016

Absa Premiership, round 7

Cape Town Stadium

Ajax Cape Town 0

SuperSport United (1) 2 (Brockie 3’ pen, Letsholonyane 90+1’)

Ajax: February, Pietersen, Chipeta (Mateza 65’), Coetzee, Lebusa, Mdabuka, Mosadi (Mayambela 80’), Isaacs, Mzwakali, Morris, Nxumalo

SuperSport: Williams, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera, Alexander (Phala 78’), Letsholonyane, Furman, Mnyamane, Brockie (Morton 86’), Grobler (Nkhatha 90+1’)

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