Ajax Cape Towns U17 team finished in sixth place at the 2012 Aegon Future Cup, they lost to Deportivo Brazil on penalties after playing to a 2-all draw in Amsterdam today.
Going into the second day of the tournament Ajax Cape Town needed a win over Bayern Munich to secure their qualification however an early penalty won the game for Bayern.
In their last group game a win or draw against Barcelona, would have secured Ajax qualification into the semi-final. The Spaniards dominated the possession throughout the game and they scored the winner in the second half to secure their place in the semi-finals.
The Urban Warriors finished in third place behind Barcelona FC and group winners Bayern Munich, one place above A C Milan.
In their final game of the tournament Ajax Cape Town held their own against Deportivo Brazil with goals by Riyaad Norodien and Ziggy Eksteen securing the draw. The Brazilians went on to win the game 7-5 on penalties to finish the tournament in fifth position.
In the other group, Ajax Amsterdam finished ahead of Manchester United to play Barcelona in the first semi-final, with United and Bayern playing for the remaining spot in Monday afternoon’s final.
Ajax Amsterdam won the Aegon Future Cup Championship when they beat Manchester United 5-3 on penalties after finishing the final with a come from behind 2-2 draw.
The group stage results for Ajax Cape Town are as follows; –
Ajax Cape Town 1 – 0 A C Milan (Ajax goals-scorers – Riyaad Norodien and Ziyaad Eksteen)
Bayern Munich 1 – 0 Ajax Cape Town
Ajax Cape Town 0 – 1 Barcelona FC
Ajax Cape Town 2 – 2 Deportivo Brazil (Ajax goals-scorers – Riyaad Norodien and Ziyaad Eksteen)
Deportivo won 7-5 on penalties)