Relief for the Urban Warriors

A 3-0 win over Golden Arrows at the Athlone Stadium saw Ajax Cape Town ending the season in 14th position on the Absa Premiership table.

Ajax dominated the early stages of the game and drew first blood when Khama Billiat worked his way down the right flank, playing a couple of one-twos before squaring the ball to Mabuthi Khenyeza to slot into the net from 10-yards out.

Arrows had their moments in attack, but never really threatened the goal due to some poor finishing, such as Thamsanqa Mkhize’s miscued volley.

Chances remained few and far between after that, as the game moved from end to end, each side intent on attacking, but not finding gaps in each other’s defence.

Towards the end of the first stanza and the Cape side had a couple of good chances as Khenyeza just failed to reach Lebo Manyama’s cross before Billiat sent a shot horribly wide of goal with the net at his mercy.

The second half for the most part was a tense affair, with Ajax having to keep a determined Arrows side at bay as the KZN side pushed hard for an equaliser.

But Abafana bes’thende were unable to find a clinical touch around goal as Ajax defended with everything they had.

The Urban Warriors secured the cushion of a second goal when Khenyeza broke into the box and squared for Toriq Losper to slam home a low volley.

Khenyeza then got his brace a few minutes before the end of the match, turning home a low cross from Lance Davids.

Ajax Cape Town (1) 3 (Khenyeza 8’, 88’ Losper 72’)

Golden Arrows 0

Teams:

Ajax: Westerveld, Lolo, Booth, Hlatshwayo, Jenniker (Mokeke 83‘), Davids, Billiat, Shabalala (Losper 70‘), Manyama, Nale (Wanderson 46‘), Khenyeza

Arrows: Mngoma, Sikhakhane, Musonda, Madonsela, Bilankulu (Seanago 90’), Sithole, Tom, Mkhize (Nguzana 58‘), Zulu, Ntuli, Smith