Stars clash a must-win for Ajax
Coach Roger de Sa says his side must beat Free State Stars in the PSL tomorrow.
CAPE TOWN - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa says his side's quest for a top eight finish next season must begin with a win over Free State Stars tomorrow.
Ajax, who currently occupy ninth spot on the Premier Soccer League table, travel to Bloemfontein looking to do the double over Stars, who they beat 1-0 in Cape Town earlier in the season.
De Sa says beating Stars is a must if Ajax are to achieve their goals.
"Do we want to piss with the poodles, or do we want to hunt with the lions? That is what it comes down to. If we win this game, we will be looking at where we could finish. If we lose this game, we have to swim faster than the last guy because the sharks are coming."
Ajax will need to be at their best, as de Sa says facing Stars away is always tough.
"They'll be very direct and very quick. They've got good wing play and they're strong at the back. I don't think they truly deserve to be where they are. I think the managerial changes have affected them quite a bit, so I think they'll get better and better every game. We'll have to be at our best if we are to take anything away."