Ajax Cape Town chasing their tails



October 17, 2016
Ajax Cape Town chasing their tails

STRESSED OUT: Roger de Sa,right

Winless Ajax in relegation zone after 2-0 loss to Chiefs

Ajax Cape Town are still winless this season and have dropped into the relegation zone.

Roger de Sa’s 15th-placed side can’t seem to get their act together five games into the PSL campaign.

The 2-0 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in Durban was their third loss this term.

On Saturday, Ajax conceded from the wing when Lorenzo Gordinho got the opener and George Lebese had an open run at goal.

The puzzling thing is that it’s not as if the Urban Warriors aren’t playing well.

The team is playing good football and there is a tight spirit around the club.

The problem, as always, is getting those goals that win you matches.

What was troubling is Ajax’s knack of conceding the goals that they do.

Log leaders Chiefs could just run at the Cape defence once possession was lost in midfield.

And while De Sa admits that letting in soft goals is costing his team, he hasn’t addressed one of the causes that is forcing his team on the backfoot.

Skipper Travis Graham is isolated in the middle of the park.

De Sa likes to set up his team attackingly, with two No.10s playing behind a striker and two wingers.

The two 10s are not dropping into central midfield quickly enough to help Graham out.

So the boss may want to add some cover to stop the rot and get his wingers to protect the fullbacks.

Meanwhile, Cape Town City went down 2-1 to Baroka at Cape Town Stadium after a lapse allowed Mzwanele Mahashe and Cleopas Dube to put the visitors up, before Given Mashikinya pulled one back.

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