Ahead of tonight’s Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Ajax Cape Town at the Bidvest Stadium, we look at three battles which will go a long way in deciding the outcome.
Travis Graham v Phumlani Ntshangase
Ajax captain Travis Graham will have his work cut out for him in the middle of the park when he comes up against a player who is just as hard-working and dynamic as he is: Wits’ Phumlani Ntshangase. This titanic engine-room battle will decide who bosses the midfield.
Sameehg Doutie v Sifiso Hlanti
If Sameehg Doutie is given his ‘second debut’ for Ajax in this match against former team Bidvest Wits, he is likely to come up against Clever Boys left-back Sifiso Hlanti. Doutie has the skills and experience to get the better of the former AmaZulu defender – it could prove to be a key attacking outlet for the Cape side.
Rivaldo Coetzee v Frank Mhango
Frank Mhango is one of the most combative and physical forwards in the Absa Premiership despite his relatively short stature. Centre-back Rivaldo Coetzee will have to be sharp and concentrated for the entire match to ensure the dangerous Malawian doesn’t threaten Ajax’s goal.