Ajax Cape Town moved five points clear atop the GladAfrica Championship standings following a 2-1 win over Real Kings at Cape Town Stadium on Monday.
The Urban Warriors rallied from a goal down to extend their unbeaten run in the league to four matches.
Victory moves the club up to 42 points, five clear of Uthongathi and Swallows who occupy second and third place respectively after 21 matches.
Kings took the lead after 20 minutes through former Ajax Cape Town forward Sedwyn George. Nick Hengelman’s save fell favourably for the tall forward who duly fired home the rebound.
The hosts pulled level in the 37th minute through the in form Abednigo Mosiatlhaga.
Moments after Thendo Mukumela hit the woodwork from close range, the Urban Warriors forward drove at goal before unleashing a rasping shot from outside the area that whistled past the keeper and into the back of the net. The goal, his 16th of the league season, extends Mosiatlhaga’s lead in the race for the golden boot award.
Cohen Stander netted the winner just after the hour mark. The left-back making no mistake from close range after Thabo Mosadi blazed his marker; thumping the ball home to seal a 13th win of the season for the hosts.
Ajax Cape Town (1) 2 (Mosiatlhaga 37′ Stander 61′)
Real Kings (1) 1 (George 20′)
Ajax Cape Town: Hengelman; Mukumela, Stander, Nhlapo, Sibande, Koopstadt, Mosiatlhaga, Margeman (Kabwe 86′), Rodgers (Mokate 82′), Mekoa, Mosadi (Otladisa 90+4′).
Real Kings: Nyame; Riyaaz, Stoffel, Manganyi, Cele, Nene (Bakah 65′), Dlamini, Zimu, Abrahams (Nkosi 56′), Mashiane, George (Manqele 70′).