Ajax Cape Town’s late season revival continued apace when they defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday night.
It makes it three wins on the trot for the
It has certainly been a sensational turnaround for
Now, having won four of their last six games, they have rocketed up the table – and, with two games to go to the end of the season, a top-eight finish is definitely within reach.
The confidence that has swept through this
The Capetonians swiftly hopped out of the blocks and, with just five minutes gone, they had taken a 1-0 lead.
And what a goal it was! Bantu Mzwakali intelligently put Neo Makua in the clear, and the youngster cut in to create the opening for Prince Nxumalo, who made no mistake with the finish.
Celtic, to their credit, refused to simply capitulate and allow the
The Free Staters rattled back and tried valiantly to make things happen in attack, and two opportunities ensued for left wing Lyle Lakay. The first attempt was saved by
The Capetonians, though, ensured that their shape and structure were tight and compact, which made it very difficult for the
Celtic had two chances to get on the score-sheet, but Alfred Ndengane glanced a header wide, while substitute Ayanda Dlamini had an inviting opening, but somehow or other contrived to squander the opportunity.
With there not being much in terms of enterprise or urgency on both sides,