Ajax Cape Town suffered a major setback to their title ambitions when they lost 1-0 to Golden Arrows in a Castle Premiership game played at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Wednesday.
Ajax certainly had their chances but were just were unable to find the back of the net, while the home team capitalised on one of their few opportunities to earn maximum points when Substitute Siza Dlamini scored five minutes from time.
The first chance of the game fell the way of Arrows when Papi Zothwane brought out a good save from Moeneeb Josephs in the 10th minute.
In the 19th minute Ajax striker Brent Carelse thought he had given his side the lead only to see his effort cleared off the line.
At this stage of the game the match was very even with both sides giving their all.
The teams went into the break deadlocked at 0-0.
Bradley August had a chance to give the Cape side the lead when Alfred Phiri put him through on goal, but instead of being direct and going for goal himself, he tried to set up Wilfred Mugeyi and the opportunity was wasted.
The Urban Warriors were made to pay the ultimate price, when, in the 85th minute Khanzeya and Sakhile Mhlangu combined well down the left before the former layed the ball to Dlamini and the Swazi international made no mistake.
The result sees Ajax stay in second place - they are five points behind Chiefs and have played one game more than the Amakhosi.
Abafana Bes'thende remain in eigth position and are pulling clear of ninth placed Black Leopards.
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