Ajax coach optimistic they will turn corner

Thami Nqolobe

Ajax Cape Town coach Craig Roslee is still optimistic that his team will win the lucrative Absa Premiership league and that his charges' below par performance will soon be a thing of the past.

Roslee spoke to Sowetan after his side lost 1-0 to Moroka Swallows in a league encounter at Athlone Stadium on Saturday night.

In fact, Swallows were given a gift that they wanted so badly by Ajax's defender Eduardo Ferreira, who tried to dribble the visitors' Shaun Haschick but lost possession to him.

Haschick capitalised on the blunder and scored.

"We should have finished Swallows long before they scored because we created a lot of scoring chances but failed to put the ball into the net," Roslee lamented.

However, The Birds coach Julio Leal was happy with the result and relieved as he shook hands with players. Ajax last week lost 2-0 to Maritzburg United.

"Our game plan worked well though Ajax should have scored, we also missed our chances as well but in the end we managed to grab the maximum points."

Roslee was also not happy with referee Daniel Volgraaf, "who failed to blew his whistle" for a penalty in the 54th minute when Swallows' Kagiso Denge appeared to handle the ball inside the box.