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Mukumela feels the love at Ajax

Ajax Cape Town defender Thendo Mukumela.
Ajax Cape Town defender Thendo Mukumela.

Ajax Cape Town defender Thendo Mukumela feels he's approaching his full potential in the National First Division (NFD).

Mukumela, a highly-rated former Amajita skipper, joined Urban Warriors from Mamelodi Sundowns before the start of the season, after struggling to secure the jersey in Downs' first team.

The centre-back is currently Ajax's top scorer with four goals, all headers from corner kicks. Mukumela's feat, just on the halfway mark of the campaign, is only a far-fetched dream for many SA defenders across all tiers.

"I have settled well in Cape Town and enjoying my football like never before. For me this is a new lease of life," Mukumela told Sowetan yesterday. "I think there's still a lot I can offer; I see that I am nearing my best."

The Capetonians host second-placed Mbombela United at Athlone Stadium on Sunday. Going into this encounter, Ajax have won their last two matches against University of Pretoria (2-0) and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (2-1).

NFD fixtures (All at 3.30pm)

Today: Umoya v AmaTuks, Athlone Stadium.

Tomorrow: Galaxy v Uthongathi, Kameelrivier Stadium; Cosmos v Spurs, Vosloorus Stadium; Eagles v Ubuntu, Chatsworth Stadium; Maccabi v Stellenbosch, Dobsonville Stadium.

Sunday: Ajax v Mbombela, Athlone Stadium; Kings v Sporting, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium; Richards Bay v Tshakhuma, Umhlathuze Sports Complex

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