Ajax Cape Town faces a tough test of character when the play Free State Stars at the Charles Mopeli Stadium, Phuthaditjhaba on Wednesday evening.
The Urban Warriors, still smarting from their loss against Sundowns will be eager to get a positive result against Stars. A resurgent Free State Stars (32 points) climbed above Ajax (31 points) on the ABSA Premiership standings albeit having played one game more.
Ajax has a clean bill of health with all the players available for selection except for Nazeer Allie who collected his third yellow card against Sundowns. The Ajax coach will have a difficult selection decision to make especially when it comes to his strike force.
Terror Fanteni returned to the line-up in the Nedbank Cup and immediately put his name on the score sheet. Fanteni is one goal short of his 50th and he is aiming to reach that target this weekend.
Meanwhile Khama Billiat is in impressive form and he could keep Akpabio on the bench a little longer. The Nigerian is keen to have an extended run to prove himself to the Ajax coach, so the scene is set for a showdown of strikers all ready to give 200% to impress their coach.
The Ajax defence welcomes the return of Thulani Hlatshwayo who will replace Nazeer Allie and play next to Matthew Booth in the centre of the Ajax defence.
All said and done, the Ajax Cape Town coach has his work cut out for him as he contemplates the names for his starting eleven.
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