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Ajax looking for positive result 24/09/04
Ajax Cape Town suffered their worst defeat since their inception in the Castle Premiership in 1999, when they were beaten 6-0 by Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night but coach Gordon Igesund said that was water under the bridge now and he is looking for a positive result on Saturday against Silver Stars.

"We lost to a very, very good side and I have no excuse for the defeat but after the game four of my players had to be taken to the hospital because they were sick," said the three-time championship winning coach.

Gordon said that his players could have scored about five goals on Wednesday but they did not take their chances as much as Pirates did.

"Look, that match was a fan game, we had clear scoring chances but we did not take them and Pirates used all their chances and they scored but now I have to concentrate on our next game and the players are looking forward to redeem themselves," said Gordon.

He also said he is still waiting for the four players who are sick to be given a clear bill of health before he finalised his squad for the encounter against Silver Stars.

"About 30 to 40 percent of my players are still on medication and I have to wait until this afternoon (Friday) to find out who will be fit to play"

Beside the four players on the sick list, goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs is nursing a knee injury following his collision with captain Bradley August in Wednesday's match.

"In as much as I am worried about the players who are not fit, I am happy that we have a good medical team and I know by the end of the day I will have some of the players cleared to play tomorrow," 'The Coach' said.

Igesund admitted that the players are looking forward to the match against Silver Stars so that they can put to rest the defeat against Pirates.

"I am happy that we are going to play Silver Stars just two days after we lost to Pirates, normally we have to wait for one to two weeks before our next game. The players will be eager fix the things they did wrong in their last game and it is up to them to show the supporters that the Wednesday's defeat was a once-off incident," he added.

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