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Bidvest Wits could only manage a point against a struggling Ajax Cape Town as the sides played out to a 0 - 0 draw at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Bidvest Wits controlled the match from kick off until the last blow of the whistle but were unable to convert their effort and dominance into goals and points.

Gabadinho Mhango made the champions’ intentions clear in the third minute, setting up a cross to the far post that was just out of the reach of Gamal.

Mhango looked lively, troubling the Ajax defence and almost found the target with a curling effort from outside the box 10 minutes later.

The visitors looked to play quickly on the break and their plan almost yielded a goal minutes from half time as Mosadi’s curled effort went narrowly wide of Keet’s upright in the 43rd minute.

Claasen was replaced by Monare at the start of the second half after Claasen sustained a knock to the head at the end of the first half.

The second half saw more of the Wits onslaught as Ajax parked the bus with 11 men behind the ball for the majority of the half.

Daine Klate found himself in a good area seconds after coming on after being picked out by a driven ball from the flank by Mhango, the veteran’s effort blocked as he looked to open the scoring.

Klate was at it again moments later with an acrobatic overhead kick, unfortunately his effort this time was off target.

The chance of the evening fell to Gamal in the 74th minute; a great run and driven cross by Frosler across the face of goal was met by a sliding Gamal virtually on the goal line, somehow the effort managed to stay out of the net.

Coach Gavin Hunt continued to encourage his players up the park but a well organised Ajax made finding any openings a frustration for the Braamfontein Outfit.

The draw sees the sides claim a point each but stay in their relative positions on the log as Platinum stars were able to secure a win away from home against Polokwane City.

While it remains tight in the 2017/18 Absa Premiership race, The Clever Boys will be eager to finish the year by securing the six points still on offer

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