Bucs, Ajax seek vital win

Ajax Cape Town coach Jan Versleijen speaks ahead of a crucial PSL match against Orlando Pirates at the Cape Town stadium on 10 April 2013. Video: eNCA

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town welcome Orlando Pirates in a crucial Absa Premiership clash on Wednesday night. The struggling Cape side will be fighting for survival, while the Buccaneers have another chance at closing the gap on log leader Kaizer Chiefs.

Pirates are eight points behind Chiefs but have two games in hand over Amakhosi, which means they could close the gap to two points, but they have to ensure they don't drop anymore points.

Pirates coach Roger De Sa was jeered at, and bombarded with vuvuzelas in Pirates' draw against AmaZulu, but he's adamant the title is still within reach.

With only a handful of games left in the season, Ajax Cape Town are battling to remain in top flight football. The Urban Warriors have had a disastrous season, only managing 22 points from a possible 69.

Coach Jan Versleijen realises that Wednesday night's game is a crucial one, but also understands that the Urban Warriors need to put together a winning streak in order to move clear of the relegation zone, a possibility that they've been flirting with all season.

Kickoff is at 19h30 at the Cape Town stadium.


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