Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town reclaimed their top eight spot from Golden
Arrows after beating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday
Apart from the opening 20 minutes which Ajax dominated, it was Celtic who had more of the play and who created more opportunities throughout the game, but they were let down by some wasteful finishing.
Ajax were off the perfect start when Prince Nxumalo rounded
goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb and scored in an empty net after a great move
involving Ayanda Makua and Bantu Mzwakali.
Mzwakali doubled the advantage when he combined with Nxumalo to cut right through the Celtic defence before running the ball into the net after the latter's pass had taken Tignyemb out of the equation.
Phunya Sele Sele had two good opportunities in quick
succession to pull a goal back but Fiston Abduol was denied by a fine save by
home keeper Brandon Peterson while Lyle Lakay smashed a shot high and wide
after breaking down the left flank.
Celtic continued to probe for a goal after the restart and
twice went close when Abduol and Alfred Ndengane both sent headers marginally
For the most part though the Cape side's defence held firm,
and when there was another chance, seven minutes from time, Deon Hotto dragged
his shot wide from the left hand side of the box.
Lantshene Phalane was inches away with a low drive from the 20-yards out in the 87th minute, but after that Ajax were able to hold on without any issues to see out the game and pick up a third successive league win.