Ajax Cape Town boss Stanley Menzo says his team is making it way too easy for the opposition to score after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Maritzburg United.
A late Deolin Mekoa goal condemned the Urban Warriors to their sixth loss of the PSL season, leaving them rock-bottom and winless.
Ajax dominated the first half, but Roscoe Pietersen and Mark Mayambela failed to convert their best chances.
After the break, Lebohang Maboe headed in a cross.
Mayambela snatched a late equaliser for Ajax with a powerful left-footed shot with 10 minutes left on the clock.
But Mekoa grabbed the winning goal in stoppage time, cutting in and slotting a right-footed shot as Ajax’s defence went to sleep again.
Menzo says: “It’s too easy.
“We have to be smarter. We were unorganised and with just two passes they were in front of our goal. We have to work on these thing.”
Menzo will, however, be happy with the attack, which is creating more chances.
The two-week international break has worked in his favour as he could work on the way he wants the team to play.
Ajax are looking to play a more expansive game, like their parent club.
Meanwhile, Ajax Amsterdam bosses Marc Overmars and Hans Vonk were in the Cape to get up to speed with the latest developments.
Overmars reckons Menzo is right man to turn things around at the club after his second game in charge.
The former Holland winger says: “I think it’s an excellent choice because he knows how things work now, and he knows the youth players.
“He has been a good coach who has achieved good results in the past. We are very pleased with that.
“Of course the team is currently in a difficult situation in the league, but I am confident he will get the team playing well.”