Finally a win!

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November 24, 2016
Finally a win!

THAT'S A START: Ajax celebrate a first victory

After first win of their season, Ajax must show killer instinct.

Ajax Cape Town finally got the monkey of their backs by winning their first game this season.

They beat Platinum Stars 3-2 with a first-half goal blitz on Tuesday night.

Bantu Mzwakali scored with a neat finish for the opener, before striker Prince Nxumalo got off the mark this season with Ajax’s second.

With Ajax rampant at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium Steven Hoffman turned the ball into his own net.

But the Cape side had a nervous end to the game as Dikwena replied twice in the second half.

And coach Stanley Menzo wants his side to hone their killer instinct and bury teams after finally finding their mojo after eight games without a win.

The Dutchman, who has been in charge for three games now, says: “It was very important for the team.

“We made it too difficult for ourselves. We could have won this in the first half.

“The first two goals were perfect, they were great. The first came from a quick freekick, we put a cross in and we finished well.

“The third was a little lucky. But we forced them to make errors.

“I think that we should have gotten two more in the first half. We gave them the belief that they were still in the game.

“But that wasn’t the big problem. The problem is that we didn’t score the fourth and the fifth goal.

“They wouldn’t have come back then.

“We gave them goals and we have to manage games much better.”

Menzo gave defender Shane Saralina his first PSL start at leftback.

And the former Holland goalkeeper was impressed with the academy graduate, despite hooking him after 65 minutes.

The boss says: “He is a youngster. He has to learn a lot still. But he did well.

“He gave team what we needed. We didn’t have a left-footed leftback. And he did what was expected for him and it’s important for him to raise his game at this level.”

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