Ajax beat Celtic to claim MDC top spot

Ajax Cape Town surged to the summit of the Multichoice Diski Challenge table as they emerged victorious against last season's runners-up Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday.

In the first fixture of the morning played out at the Ikamva training ground in Parow, the sides went into the break with a 1-1 scoreline.

Amajita right-back Sergio Kammies opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark before Lunga Zikade equalised for Celtic two minutes before the break.

However, after a gruelling second half, the Urban Warriors managed to break down the resilient defensive effort from the visitors five minutes before time as Kammies completed his brace.

Off-season signing Junaid Sait continued his impressive return to full-fitness with a third goal in stoppage-time to hand the home side a morale-boosting victory.

Platinum Stars remained winless this season after a 0-0 draw with Chippa United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

The Chilli Boys missed the chance to move onto six points from their opening three games, while Dikwena registered their third consecutive draw.

The final game of the day matched two supremely talented groups of youngsters up against each other at the TUT Stadium with SuperSport United hosting Cape Town City.

Darren Smith gave the home side the early initiative with the opening goal after 15 minutes and South Africa youth international midfielder Nelson Maluleke doubled the lead five minutes later.

In the second half, in-form Safwan Hendricks reduced the deficit on the hour mark to make it 2-1, but the attack-minded Citizens crumbled soon after.

An impeccable display of clinical finishing from the underachieving boys from Tshwane saw three goals scored in the final 25 minutes.

First, Maluleke added a second to his name on 75 minutes, then Smith completed his brace five minutes before time and the fifth and final goal came courtesy of highly-rated striker Khanyisa Mayo in the final minute of regulation time.