Ajax, Swallows resume race for promotion to Premiership

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Gavin Hammers of Cape Umoya United goes toe-to-toe with Ajax Cape Town defender Thendo Mukumela in their previous meeting. The two NFD clubs face off in the second instalment of the Cape derby this afternoon. Picture: Chris Ricco / BackpagePix
Gavin Hammers of Cape Umoya United goes toe-to-toe with Ajax Cape Town defender Thendo Mukumela in their previous meeting. The two NFD clubs face off in the second instalment of the Cape derby this afternoon. Picture: Chris Ricco / BackpagePix

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Ajax Cape Town resume their pursuit of the 2019/20 GladAfrica Championship title when they return to action with a clash against Richards Bay on Wednesday.

The Urban Warriors currently lead the pack after 24 rounds of the NFD league fixtures and hold a seven-point lead over Swallows FC with six matches remaining.

Calvin Marlin’s troops opened up a substantial lead atop the log with a 1-0 win over TS Galaxy in March.

Thendo Mukumela scored a late winner for the hosts as they capitalised on Swallows’ goalless draw at home to Uthongathi.

Meanwhile, Swallows return to action with a clash against relegation-threatened TS Sporting in Tsakane in Ekurhuleni.

The GladAfrica Championship restarted at the weekend with Real Kings defeating Cape Umoya United 2-0 while Richards Bay and TS Sporting played to a 2-2 on the opening weekend of action.

Read: PSL resumption: Plenty fixtures, stadiums ready, but compliance still a mad scramble for some

The league is back after being disrupted by Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic five months ago.

In Tuesday’s matches, relegation-threatened Royal Eagles held Free State Stars to a goalless draw ar Sturrok Park in a game Ea Lla Koto were hoping to enhance their chances for a promotional playoff berth.

Play-off hopefuls Uthongathi FC and JDR Stars also played to a goalless stalemate at Wits Rugby Stadium while Jomo Cosmos’ woes continued with a 2-1 loss to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila. – SuperSport.com

Wednesday fixtures (all the matches kick off at 3.30pm)


Ajax Cape Town vs Richards Bay (Rand Stadium)

Mbombela United vs Cape Umoya United (UJ Soweto Campus)

TS Galaxy vs Steenberg United (Wits Rugby Stadium)

University of Pretoria vs Real Kings (Joburg Stadium)

TS Sporting vs Swallows FC (Tsakane Stadium)


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