Cape City claim Ikapa bragging rights

Cape Town City moved into third place on the Absa Premiership log standings following a 2-0 win over fierce rivals Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Goals from Victor Obinna Nsofor and Judas Moseamedi guiding the blue half of the Mother City to all three points, as the Urban Warriors are left lingering in 13th spot on the log standings.

The game got off to a rather cagey start with nothing to separate the two sides in the opening exchanges. Both teams rather reluctant to launch an attack at goal, with more than bragging rights on the line.

Sage Stephens, preferred to veteran goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters in goal, was finally called into action on 26 minutes. The former AmaZulu man with a brilliant save to deny Rodrick Kabwe's free-kick from flying into the top corner of the net.

The Citizens duly opened the scoring eight minutes later as Obinna Nsofor opened his account in South Africa's top-flight.

The burly forward ghosting in-between the two Urban Warriors centre-back's before guiding the ball past goalkeeper Brandon Petersen.

Roscoe Pietersen, who passed a late fitness test to play in his first Ikapa Derby, had a late chance in the opening stanza to pull the sides level, but his header attempt skewed wide of goal.

CTCFC 1-0 up at the break.

The visitors squandered a golden chance to double their advantage in the 53rd minute, but Craig Martin guided his attempt from point-plank range wide of goal. With the goal at his mercy, the winger, who was playing amateur football but a few months ago, failed to hit the target.

Ajax Cape Town head coach Stanley Menzo duly introduced Ejike Uzoenyi and Masilake Phohlongo in an attempt to turn things around.

But, it was not to be as Moseamedi doubled the Citizens lead in the 88th minute. A controversial goal, as it was not clear if the ball had crossed the line, but the lineman decided in favour of the visitors.

Tempers threatened to boil over in the final exchanges of the clash, but all that mattered on the day was the scoreline - CTCFC coming out trumps for their third win in succession over Ajax Cape Town.

Ajax Cape Town (0) 0

Cape Town City (0) 2 (Obinna 34' Moseamedi 88')

Ajax Cape Town: Petersen; Evans, Nhlapo, Booysen, Lebusa - Pietersen (Uzoenyi 55'), Malepe, Margeman (Mdabuka 80') - Kabwe (Phohlongo 58'), Mosadi, Morris

Cape Town City: Stephens; Seedat, Johannes, Fielies, Mkhize - Matsi, Nodada - Lakay, Patosi (Modise 65'), Martin (Edmilson 81') - Obinna (Moseamedi 46')