Ajax Wins At Cosmos

Ajax Cape Town came from behind to beat Jomo Cosmos 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match played at Olen Park on Sunday afternoon.  It was the perfect start for Cosmos after opening the scoring in the third minute thanks to Charlton Mashumba who was first to a throughball from Mxolisi Macuphu and made no mistake in beating the keeper.  Ajax took the game by the scruff of the neck thereafter, but found it difficult to beat the on-form Sherwyn Naicker between the posts for Ezenkosi.

In the 25th minute Naiker produced a superb one-handed save to deny Franklyn Cale from long distance.  Ten minutes later Naiker’s acrobatics saw him beat away a powerful Riyaad Norodien 20-yard free-kick.  The half ended 1-0 in favour of the home side. 

The Urban Warriors continued to push forward in the second half and found the equaliser in the 56th minute when Prince Nxumalo headed home a Cale corner-kick.  In the 75th minute Roger De Sa’s side took the lead when Nxumalo turned provider and supplied a cross for Mosa Lebusa to head home. 

Cosmos tried to find its way back into the game, but Ajax held on for the win which sees it move away from the relegation zone.  The win sees De Sa’s side up to 12th place on the table with 16 points form 13 games while the loss for Jomo Sono’s charges, their eighth of the season, sees them just above the relegation zone in 14th place on ten points from 14 games.