Ajax look to spoil Chiefs' early celebrations

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FILE Photo. Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral pictured during an Absa Premiership match. The Turkish coach will face log leaders Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday, in his first match back in charge of the Urban Warriors. Picture: Anesh Debiky / Gallo Images

Cape Town – Ajax Cape Town welcome a determined Kaizer Chiefs outfit to the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

A win for the Urban Warriors could see them safe from relegation, but Amakhosi will be looking to seal the league early. Kaizer Chiefs could be crowned Absa Premiership champions should they defeat Ajax, and Platinum Stars lose to Maritzburg United.

It will be former Ajax coach Muhsin Ertugral’s first game back in charge of the Urban Warriors, and with Chippa United’s win over Orlando Pirates on Tuesday; the stakes are even higher for the Urban Warriors’ new boss.

But, Amakhosi have failed to widen the gap at the top of the log all season, and have only managed to win two from their last five games.

Their record in the Mother City isn’t great either, only winning three from 13 matches, with five draws and five losses. The last time these sides met in December 2012, Ajax walked away with a 3-0 victory.

The Urban Warriors though, have struggled all season, and in their last five outings, they’ve lost two and only managed to win one. They’ve only gained 24 points from a possible 81 this season, and now find themselves battling for Premiership survival.

And, with Itumeleng Khune back in the goal for Amakhosi, Ajax Cape Town will have to come out swinging if they wish to stave off relegation.

This nail-biting encounter kicks off at 17h00 (CAT)
 

-eNCA

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