Ajax can go tops again

Sipho Mthembu

Sipho Mthembu

Youthful Ajax Cape Town might reclaim their log lead at the expense of Black Leopards whom they host at the Athlone stadium this evening at 8.

But Mamelodi Sundowns will still have a say as to how long the "Urban Warriors" stay on top.

The Brazilians, who prised first place off the young Cape side, take on Moroka Swallows at Loftus tomorrow night.

Ajax have their work cut out against a Leopards team struggling to stave off relegation but has gained a new lease on life since German Hans-Dieter Schmidt took over as coach.

Moreover, Lidoda Duvha are still licking their wounds after they let Jomo Cosmos off the hook in their last fixture.

Leopards led that game 1-0 for the better part of the match, only to allow Cosmos to come from behind in the last 10 minutes to win 2-1.

But the same could be said of Ajax, who were beaten 2-0 by Moroka Swallows in their last match.

Two sets of great strikers will be on display, with Ajax boasting Terror Fanteni and the lanky Nathan Paulse. Leopards have Myron Shongwe, who seems to have found his scoring touch, and Walter Ramulondi.

But chances are slim that the visiting pair will break that human wall of Nazeer Allie, Dominic Isaacs, Brett Evans and Clayton Jaggers who are always protected by the ever-alert Clifford Ngobeni.