Ajax Cape Town U19 midfielder Tashreeq Matthews is ready to put his body on the line for the Urban Warriors.
The diminutive attacker showed great bravery to pounce on a loose ball; guiding the ball past a sea of bodies to secure a 1-1 draw for the club against Virginia Academy at Erica Park in Belhar on Friday afternoon.
Ajax Cape ultimately endured a disappointing 2017 Bayhill Premier Cup campaign, losing in the Round of 16 to PPG Langa on penalties – having topped Group C.
“The goal I scored was all about the second ball from the tall striker Jay-Dee Adams,” said Matthews. “All I did was react on the second ball and put my body on the line to score the goal, and it was very difficult for us to come back because they went defensive and we went all at attack.
“Well you have to have heart to go in for those 50-50 balls, I put my body on the line and I did what I could to put the ball in the back of the net. We needed the point, we are a team – everyone has to put their body on the line to get the results we crave,” he concluded.
Matthews was one of the Urban Warriors star players this past weekend and will be hoping to kick on and his eyes a place in the Ajax Cape Town First Team.