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  • 10 May 2014
  • • 15:00
  • • Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng, NW
  • Referee: B. Mosia
  • • Attendance: 3020

Platinum Stars 3-0 Ajax Cape Town: Dikwena sneak into top eight

Platinum Stars 3-0 Ajax Cape Town: Dikwena sneak into top eight

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Dikwena will have a chance to defend their MTN 8 title following their 3-0 win over Ajax Cape Town in Rustenburg on Saturday afternoon

Platinum Stars headed into this home game needing maximum points that will enable them to defend their MTN8 title next season, while it was all about honouring the fixture for Roger de Sa and his Ajax Cape Town team.

The visitors had a better start to the first half and won their first corner inside the opening 10 minutes, but they were unable to utilize it as Dikwena defended brilliantly.

However, the Urban Warriors struggled to keep the momentum going and allowed Platinum Stars to get back into the game and regain their confidence.

Dikwena then took the lead through Mogakolodi Ngele, who finished with his right foot after 25 minutes to enhance their chances of finishing inside the top eight.

Allan Freese's charges dictated the pace of the game and Robert Ng'ambi doubled their lead with a clinical finish towards the interval, much to the delight of the Stars' bench.

Roger de Sa's charges were most of the time frustrated by the home side, with Granwald Scott and Dominic Isaacs going into the referee's book for their efforts.

Simba Sithole was introduced later in the second half to try and unsettle the opponents, but Dikwena looked very solid at the back, often keeping the lanky Zimbabwean away from their goalkeeper.

Mduduzi Nyanda put the game to bed with a sublime finish from a free-kick situation to give Dikwena a 3-0 lead and the maximum points in front of their home fans.