Ajax sink Pirates in MTN 8

A goal from Ndiviwe Mdabuka saw Ajax Cape Town beat Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8 quarterfinals.

Orlando Pirates' Thabo Rakhale fights for the ball during their MTN8 clash against Ajax Cape Town at Orlando Stadium on 4 August 2015. Picture: PSL.

CAPE TOWN - Ajax Cape Town stunned Orlando Pirates as an Ndiviwe Mdabuka goal in the 55th minute was enough for them to knock them out of the MTN 8 quarterfinals at the Orlando Stadium last night.

That saw former Buccaneers boss Roger de Sa gets one over his former assistant Eric Tinkler.

This is a shock result, particularly in light of Pirates prevailing over Kaizer Chiefs in the first Soweto derby of the season on Saturday.

While in the night's other game a stunning extra-time strike from Henrico Botes saw Wits thump Supersport United to a 3-1 win.

It finished 1-1 at the end of the 90 minute mark.

Sibusiso Vilakazi drew first blood of the season by scoring in the third minute, but New Zealand international Jeremy Brockie came back with an equaliser.

Dane Klate handed the advantage back to Wits in extra-time before Botes' strike sealed victory for Gavin Hunt over Gordon Igesund.

Tonight, Chiefs' coach Steve Komphela comes face-to-face with his former team for the first time since joining Amakhosi.

Chiefs take on Maritzburg United and Mamelodi Sundowns host Bloemfontein Celtic.

Both kick offs are at 19:30.