Ajax Cape Town confirmed its appearance in the 2015 Nedbank Cup final following a hard fought 2-1 victory over SuperSport United at Athlone Stadium on Saturday night. The two sides locked horns with a place in the final at stake. On paper the match promised goals galore, however that proved hard to come by.
Two minutes into the match Clayton Daniels was booked for a high-studs tackle, but that did not stop him from keeping the Urban Warriors at bay for the most part of the half. In the 15th minute Jeremy Brockie was denied by Anssi Jaakkola when scoring seemed like the only option. Roger De Sa’s men possessed much of the ball but failed to make that materialise at the half hour mark.
Matsatsantsa was rewarded for its efforts as Thuso Phala put one past the resistant Jaakkola in the 38th minute following great build up play by David Mathebula. Phala’s goal was the difference at the break since Ajax failed to level matters. The home side made a handful of changes in the second stanza as they looked to level matters, however none seemed to count.
The Cape side looked helpless heading to the dying minutes of the game until the 85th minute when Mosa Lebusa drilled one past the keeper to make it 1-1. SuperSport was right in it all night but Tashreeq Morris had some other plans. The 20-year old headed his side into the lead in the additional minutes of the match to seal a dramatic 2-1 victory for his side.
The Urban Warriors will face either Mamelodi Sundowns or Vasco Da Gama in the 2015 Nedbank Cup final.