Match preview: Maritzburg v Ajax CT
11 May 2016
Maritzburg play the first of two season-defining games when they clash with Ajax Cape Town at the Harry Gwala Stadium tonight, Wednesday 11 May.
The Team of Choice are equal with AmaTuks on 21 points at the foot of the table, while Jomo Cosmos are four points clear, all three sides having two matches to play.
Heading into the Ajax game, Maritzburg have claimed five points from their last five league matches, while Ajax, in 10th spot, have drawn four and lost one of their last five games.
The overall record between the two sides is very close: Ajax have won six, Maritzburg five, and there have been six draws.
All five of the Team of Choice’s victories have come at home. Maritzburg edged out the Urban Warriors 1-0 in last season’s home encounter, while this season’s first round match-up ended with a 3-1 win for Ajax in Cape Town.
Coaches’ comments ahead of the game:
“We know we have a chance, I said beginning of January when I went into this challenging project that the last three, four games will make it. We are somehow used to it, this situation of nothing to lose.”
Roger De Sa:
“In my opinion, Maritzburg are probably the best team I’ve seen at the bottom of the log in a long time. They’ve been a little bit unfortunate with a couple of their results, which drew them into that relegation zone, so we are expecting probably one of the toughest games of our season.”
Neither side has any suspensions for the game.
Tickets for the Clash vs Ajax Cape Town are available through the following outlets:
Maritzburg United offices ( 397 Victoria Road)
Supersave Supermarket ( Retief Street, Pietermaritzburg)
Shoprite Checkers and Computicket outlets nationally
OK Mini Market ( College Road, Pietermaritzburg )
R 40.00 for the unreserved Stadium Admission
R 10 for all Under 18’s
Kick off is at 19h30 at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday, 11th April 2016