‘No luck for Ajax’



October 28, 2016
‘No luck for Ajax’

LAST STRAW: Ex-Ajax coach De Sa

Ajax Cape Town boss quits losing side. +

Ajax Cape Town boss Roger de Sa says luck is not on their side after going six matches without a win, before resigning yesterday.

The Urban Warriors were condemned to their worst start to a PSL season on Wednesday night, when they were beaten by a late goal in a 2-1 loss to Wits.

Despite leading at half time thanks to Erick Chipeta’s great freekick, Ajax went down to second-half goals from Eleazar Rodgers and Mogakolodi Ngele.

De Sa added more manne to the midfield as they controlled most of the match, but he felt his side’s missed opportunities.

He says: “Obviously disappointed; I think we had a couple of chances to wrap it up.

“I think Prince [Nxumalo] forced one very good save from Keet, and then the miss when he was one-on-one, I mean, those are the chance we’ve got to take.

“But when it’s not going for you, that’s what happens. We don’t take our chances there, they come on the other side and [score from] a rebound, reflection, whatever.

“They were always going to cause problems on setpieces and they caught us out.”

But he says his players just have to keep going to break the spell and get that first win of the season when they host SuperSport United tomorrow (kickoff 8.15pm). 

He says: “They always give it their all and have a full go [but] it’s just not falling for them right now, to be honest.

“They’ve just got to keep on working, There’s nothing else you can do. Keep on believing and keep on going.”

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