Ajax Cape Town made a big impact in their first game of the inaugural Cape Town Cup, but stumbled at the hands of a penalty shootout, as Sporting Clube de Portugal progresses through to the finals of the Cape Town Cup to face Crystal Palace.
The Urban Warriors looked comfortable at the back from the onset and kept Sporting at bay for majority of the match, but conceded a goal just before the 30 minute mark.
The goal seem to have sparked the Urban Warriors into life as the Ajax attack kicked into gear, with the likes of Riyaad Norodien, Bantu Mzwakali, Prince Nxumalo and Ruzaigh Gamildien taking the game to Sporting.
The second half saw Ajax play some great football once again and Sporting were happy to oblige by putting on an excellent display of short passing.
Ajax found the equalizer through Cecil Lolo from the penalty spot, after the referee award Ajax a penalty for a hand ball.
Franklin Cale put the Urban Warriors ahead when Toriq Losper put him through on goal as the veteran attacker slotted home calmly.
Sporting found an equaliser from a corner, which wasn’t dealt with by the Ajax defence to force the match into a penalty shootout.
The Portuguese outfit came out on top as they slotted all of their penalties, while Ajax missed two spot kicks.
We look forward to Sunday’s Cape Town Cup action as Ajax Cape Town take on SuperSport United at 13:30 in the 3rd and 4th place play-off, which will be followed by Crystal Palace up against Sporting Clube de Portugal.