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  • 27 April 2013
  • • 20:15
  • • Athlone Stadium, Cape Town, WC
  • Referee: V. Gomes
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Chippa United - Ajax Cape Town Preview: The most vital Cape derby

Chippa United - Ajax Cape Town Preview: The most vital Cape derby

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Two relegation rivals meet in what should prove to be a fiery affair at the Phillipi Stadium on Saturday night

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS
CHIPPA UNITED

Goldman
Mvalo, Gilbert, Okwuosa, Sarr
Ntombayethethi, Sali, Mbekile
Mwaruwari, Mbenyane, Twala
AJAX CAPE TOWN

Roberts
Hlatshwayo, Lebusa, Mokeke, Lolo
Losper,Graham, Dolly, Nale
Khenyeza, Billiat

Ajax Cape Town face Chippa United in a bitter PSL derby clash on Saturday night, with both teams vying to escape the drop into the National First Division next season.

The Urban Warriors have experienced a torrid week after Jan Versleijen announced his departure from the club following Muhsin Ertugral's appointment as Technical Director.

The former coach has stepped in to the hot seat and his first match could not be more important for the PSL stalwarts.

“This team has the quality to survive in the PSL, if I did not believe that I would not have been here. I believe in this club and the players," Ertugral said on the eve of the match.
 
"Ajax has always played attacking football and we going for a win from this game. We are not going to wait for Chippa to come at us instead we are taking the game to them.
 
"Nice football means nothing of you don’t win, winning the three points on offer takes precedence. I know it’s going to be a tough game, in fact it’s going be war out there.”

Chippa United have enjoyed a strong recent run of form, earning a victory against Moroka Swallows and a draw against Platinum Stars, while Ajax have been leaking goals and suffering from poor finishing.

Chippa will not fear their more illustrious rivals and will be confident that a win at home is possible due to the Urban Warriors poor form throughout the PSL campaign
  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Ajax Cape Town's away form this season does not inspire much confidence, as the side has lost 8 of their 10 away fixtures. 
  • The reverse fixture ended in a dramatic 3-2 victory for Ajax Cape Town.
  • Chippa United beat Ajax to sign Benjani Mwaruwari earlier this year.
  • Khama Billiat remains Ajax Cape Town's top scorer this term with four goals.
  • This is only the second time the two local rivals have met in the PSL.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chippa United

Ajax Cape Town

Wins
1
3
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chippa United FC CHU
Chippa United FC Chippa United
Draw
Ajax Cape Town FC AJA
Ajax Cape Town FC Ajax Cape Town
20%
60%
20%

Top 3 Predictions

Chippa United FC CHU
1 - 1
Ajax Cape Town FC AJA
Chippa United FC CHU
4 - 6
Ajax Cape Town FC AJA
Chippa United FC CHU
6 - 4
Ajax Cape Town FC AJA

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