Dynamos - Ajax game called off

The Castle Premiership clash between Dynamos and Ajax Cape Town, scheduled to take place at the Giyani Stadium on Sunday, has been called off.

The reason for the postponement of the match was that there were discrepancies surrounding the markings on the pitch, as well as the size of the goals.

This news would certainly not have gone down with Ajax coach Gordon Igesund and his men, who made the longest trip in the league from Cape Town for this match.

The two clubs are due to meet again in a week's time - this time in a Coca-Cola match, scheduled for the Giyani Stadium on November 6.

The match at the Seshego Stadium was called off after referee Ace Ncobo correctly deemed the goal-posts to be of the wrong size and the field markings to be incorrect.

"It was very disappointing. We work so hard to prepare ourselves for the game. I make sure that the players are peaking at the right time, and now this has to go and happen.

Igesund pointed out that what made things even worse was the long distances his team had travelled to get to the game.

"It's a two hour flight, and then another four hours drive, all for nothing.

"There were so may things wrong. When we got to the stadium they were still busy digging holes for the goal posts, which were not even the right size, they looked like U-14 goals.

"Then there was the 18-yard line - it looked liked they measured out 28-yards instead of 18."

The three-time championship winning coach says a report has been filed with the league, and he is hopeful of being awarded the points.

"We will wait for the league to make a decision on this match, but I am hopeful of being awarded the three points, after all it was the home team's responsibility to ensure that the field was properly prepared."


Read more about Ajax Cape Town on the web site of the club.