SA victory for Zim coach

Mugeyi's team beats favourites Kaizer Chiefs
JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwean-born coach, Wilfred Mugeyi, is excited his debut as head coach got off to a flier on the weekend as his Ajax Cape Town 'chickens' overcame pre-season favourites Kaizer Chiefs in probably the biggest

match of the past week.
The former Warriors striker spent the better part of the evening in charge when head coach Craig Rosslee was sent off for unsportsman-like behaviour.
The Urban Warriors maintained their second spot in the 16-team log, courtesy of a seventh-minute goal by Malawian Russel Mwafulira.
“The boys gave a good account of themselves and stuck to the game plan. It is always a motivating factor playing teams such as Kaizer Chiefs, and beating them is a bonus,” he said.
Mugeyi goes into his next challenge, a Telkom Knockout clash against Free State Stars, with his tail up following Saturday’s success.
His counterpart, Ian Gorowa was however not as successful.
The former Zimbabwe striker went to the match against high-riding Bloemfontein Celtic eager to silence Moroka Swallows fans baying for his blood.
But things went horribly wrong and the relationship was strained as the team crashed to a 0-2 defeat in Bloemfontein.
Gorowa’s men were as good as beaten as early as the fourth minute when Moses Spandeel turned inside the 12-yard box and finished expertly past Greg Etafia.
The defeat leaves Swallows wallowing in mid table, having recorded a single victory, a loss, and a string of draws in between.
Pressure is now on the coach and his charges, who cannot afford another slip in this weekend’s mammoth clash against Chiefs in Pretoria.
Elsewhere, Orlando Pirates’ 1-2 defeat to Golden Arrows multiplied the pressure on another under-fire coach, Bibey Mutombo.
The Buccaneers threw away a 1-0 lead to succumb to their third loss in four games.
Platinum Stars and Jomo Cosmos shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Rustenberg while Bidvest Wits were impressive against Supersport United in a match that finished 1-0.
Amazulu collected maximum points against Black Leopards with a 2-1 victory while luck at last smiled on Benoni Premier who emerged 2-0 victorious against Free Sate Stars.
The pick of the matches this weekend is without doubt the Telkom Knockout clash between Swallows and Chiefs, which will see as many as five Zimbabweans crossing swords in Pretoria.

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