Ajax worried on two fronts

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The Urban Warriors have conceded that they cannot afford any more slip-ups, which have seen them win just one of their last four games, and are aiming to end this poor run with the away trip to beleaguered Moroka Swallows on Sunday.

While League form has been patchy, they have excelled in continental competition, brushing aside Anse Reunion of the Seychelles 5-1 on aggregate recently.

The young Cape Town outfit now has the chance of wrestling top spot in the Premiership away from Matsatsantsa, as Gavin Hunt’s side have a tough match against Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

Assistant coach Wilfred Mugeyi is not just concerned about the Tshwane side, however, but also Ajax’s city rivals Santos, who are the form team in the League at the moment.

“Now we have the chance to get back on top of the log after Supersport’s loss to AmaZulu,” he says. “We have to win this game at all costs because Santos is breathing down our neck. So any slip-up will not do us any good.”

The former Ajax forward admits it will not be easy on Sunday as they take on a ninth-placed Birds outfit that is chasing a top eight finish and is eager to avenge an embarrassing loss it suffered at the hands of the Capetonians in the reverse fixture.

“It is not going to be easy because both teams have deferent ambitions. Swallows are fighting to be in the top eight and we are fighting for the title. It is going to be a massive game. The fact that they will be eager for revenge after we thrashed them 5-1 in Cape Town makes them a dangerous team.”