Ajax Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs Preview: Ertugral faces former side

Kaizer Chiefs will hope Muhsin Ertugral's influence does not derail their title ambitions on Wednesday night

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Ajax Cape Town play host to the PSL league leaders Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night. The Cape side requires a win in order to stave off relegation, but face a determined Chiefs outfit which only needs two wins from their next two games in order to be crowned PSL kings.

Ajax Cape Town cannot afford to drop anymore points if they are to escape the drop this season.
The Urban Warriors find themselves in 14th position on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 27 matches.

With their former coach Muhsin Ertugral back in charge of the club, the Urban Warriors fans will hope that the Turkish manager can turn around the teams form.

Ertugral believes that Chiefs have been struggling with pressure of sealing the league title which he feels offers Ajax Cape Town a chance to punish the visitors on Wednesday night.

“The way the team is playing is at a very high standard and they should already have run away with the league. It seems to be coming to an end and it is a concern on their side,” Ertugral said at Ikamva on Monday.

“You can see how they have been playing, well but they couldn’t score.  I think it could be a chance for us. I don’t think they will go all out because they know we have a chance.”

Chiefs will welcome back Itumeleng Khune from suspension, while Ajax Cape Town will be without Abia Nale after the striker picked up a red card against Chippa United.


  • Kaizer Chiefs have struggled in Cape Town historically with only three wins, five draws and five losses from 13 matches.
  • The reverse fixture ended in an easy 3-0 win for the Amakhosi.
  • Muhsin Ertugral is a former coach for both sides.
  • Head-to-head this will be the 28th time the two teams have met since 2000, with Chiefs edging the Urban Warriors in terms of wins with 11 wins compared to Ajax's 7. There have been 9 draws between the two sides.