The new GladAfrica Championship is turning out to be a tough season for the Urban Warriors as we concluded our 5th game, on Sunday the 22nd of September against TS Galaxy with a 1-0 loss. This being our second loss of the season. So far Ajax Cape Town has managed to win 2, draw 1 and lose 2. This is relatively average, however, Ajax alongside Swallows have the highest goals conceded in the league so far.
Ajax Cape Town has conceded nine goals in just 5 games which averages just under 2 goals per game. Ajax Cape Town has only scored seven goals which gives us a negative goal difference of -2. If the Urban Warriors learnt anything from last season, it would be that the goal difference is very important for positioning at the end of the season as Ajax Cape Town lost out on the play-off position by literally one goal last season.
Our home form is on track with 6 out of a possible 9 points, but our away form has been poor as we have only acquired 1 point out of a possible 6 points on the road. It can be said that Ajax Cape Town has a poor record on away games in the last 3 seasons as we have not picked up many points. We even set a record in our last PSL season for not winning a single away match for the entire season.
The rule of thumb for any team that wants to challenge for the league is: Don’t drop any points at home and pick up as many one pointers as possible on the road. The rule of thumb for a team that wants to make top 3 is: Don’t concede many goals and win your home games.
The Urban Warriors are still tipped to be in the top 3 by the end of the season. The Urban Warriors will have to make serious changes from the next match.