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Pirates brought Ajax down to mother earth

 

By ELLIOT MATHYE

ORLANDO PIRATES has brought Ajax Cape Town’s Absa Premiership unbeaten run to a screetching when they beat them 3-0 at the lively Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

The victory has since saw the mighty Buccaneers moved to the fourth position on the 16-clubs log.

The home side started the game like a house on fire and their effort was rewarded with an early goal when Chiukepo Msowoya scored a sure contender for goal of the season in the 11th minute.

The goal seem to have demoralised the Urban Warriors who played like headless chickens while Pirates on the other hand continued to dictate the proceedings.

Things could have been worse for the Cape side as Daine Klate nearly made it 2-0 in the 36th minute but was denied by the upright after with goalkeeper, Hans Vonk well beaten.

Sensing blood, Ajax coach Foppe de Haan made two substitutions in the second half, introducing Nhlanhla Vilakazi and Lebohang Manyama in an effort to gain control of the midfield battle, but that did not bothered Pirates who went on to enjoy ball possession, forcing the visitors to fight against their back.

To add salt to an injury, Ajax defender Thulani Hlatshwayo was shown his marching orders after the second bookable offense for an unnecessary hand-ball, leaving the visitors with just ten men.

From this resultant, Bucs easily took advantage of the ten men, with Klate firing home a second goal in the 74th minute after a foolish from Clayton Daniels, who failed to clear from inside his own penalty area, allowing Msowoya to set-up his teammate.

As if two goals were not enough, Ajax suffered Bucs’s wrath whom hammered the last nail on top of their coffin when Tlou Segolela added his name to the goal-scorers in the 88th minute much to the delight of their fans.

 

 

 

 

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