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Ajax CT earn dramatic win over TTM in promotion playoff

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Thabo Mosadi of Ajax Cape Town on the attack during the GladAfrica Championship match between Ajax Cape Town and TS Sporting at Cape Town Stadium on January 15, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Thabo Mosadi of Ajax Cape Town on the attack during the GladAfrica Championship match between Ajax Cape Town and TS Sporting at Cape Town Stadium on January 15, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Shaun Roy

GladAfrica Championship side Ajax Cape Town earned a dramatic win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotional playoffs at the Rand Stadium on Sunday.

Ajax Cape Town opened the scoring just before half-time when veteran striker Eleazar Rodgers struck with a header in the 47th minute to give the Urban Warriors the lead.

After the interval the Cape side looked the stronger of the two sides and more likely to double their lead as their opponents held on with some resolute defending.

TTM then managed to turn the tie on its head with two goals in quick succession by Thembisani Nevhulamba in the 58th minute and then Tebogo Thangwane three minutes later.

Midfielder Sonwabile Mfecane managed to grabbed a vital goal for Ajax Cape Town to drag themselves back into the contest in the 79th minute with just over ten minutes remaining.

Ajax then dramatically completed their comeback when substitute Kegan Johannes scored with an excellent volley direct from a corner-kick to clinch a vital win.

The victory gives Calvin Marlin's Ajax Cape Town an important win in their quest to return to South Africa's top-flight after losing out on automatic promotion on goal difference.

Promotion playoff 2019/20 Fixtures:

06-Sep-20 Ajax CT 3-2 TTM

09-Sep-20 Black Leopards v Ajax CT

12-Sep-20 NFD 3 v Black Leopards

15-Sep-20 TTM v Ajax CT

18-Sep-20 Ajax CT v Black Leopards

21-Sep-20 Black Leopards v TTM

- Compiled by Baden Gillion

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Fixtures
Wed 15 Sep 21 18:00 PM (SAST)
Cape Town City FC
Marumo Gallants FC
Athlone Stadium, Cape Town
Sat 18 Sep 21 15:00 PM (SAST)
Chippa United
Orlando Pirates
Port Elizabeth
Sat 18 Sep 21 17:00 PM (SAST)
Cape Town City FC
Stellenbosch
Athlone Stadium, Cape Town
Results
Tue 14 Sep 21
AmaZulu 0
SuperSport Utd 0
Sun 12 Sep 21
Mamelodi Sundowns 2
Kaizer Chiefs 0
Sun 12 Sep 21
Royal AM 1
Chippa United 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
3
2
7
2. SuperSport Utd
3
1
5
3. Stellenbosch
3
1
5
4. Orlando Pirates
3
1
5