Weekend Post (South Africa)

Ajax still keeping eye on relegation battle

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FIGHTING to remove themselves from the relegation battle remains the only priority for Ajax Cape Town this season, despite progressin­g six points clear of the drop zone‚ coach Stanley Menzo says.

Ajax sit in 11th place in the Premier Soccer League standings, on 20 points‚ a far cry from the two points they had when the former Dutch national team goalkeeper took over from Roger de Sa in October.

Ajax are now just three points away from a potential top-eight place as they prepare to take on high-flying SuperSport United in Atteridgev­ille today.

But Menzo said there could be no talk at the club of a top-eight target just yet.

“We can’t be speaking about the top eight because we are just two defeats away from dropping back to the relegation places,” he said.

“We are a long way still from safety. Points have been very precious for us this season.”

Ajax are still looking for their first win this year, but have played against top-six opposition. – TMG Digital/TMG Sport

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