Ou­at­tara joins de­pleted Ajax

The Times (South Africa) - - Sport - By NICK SAID

● Ajax Cape Town have com­pleted the sign­ing of Burk­ina Faso de­fender Soumaila Ou­at­tara‚ coach Stan­ley Menzo con­firmed yes­ter­day.

Ou­at­tara, 23, was snapped up af­ter a brief trial at Ikamva, but it re­mains to be seen whether he can get his work per­mit in time for tonight’s Absa Premier­ship clash with Polok­wane City.

“Af­ter one train­ing match ev­ery­body said ‘that is a good player’‚” Menzo said.

“He’s right-footed and very strong. There is room to im­prove‚ but he is some­one who will be­come a very good player.”

Ajax are des­per­ate for re­in­force­ments af­ter tak­ing just a sin­gle point from their first three games of the sea­son.

The clash with City gives them an op­por­tu­nity to make up for lost ground, ac­cord­ing to Menzo.

“We have to win this one‚ we have to catch up a lot. It won’t be easy — they are not an easy team to beat.

“It’s not nice when you look at the log and see your­self in 15th place,” the Ajax coach said.

The club are also hop­ing to get a work per­mit for Nige­rian winger Ejike Uzoenyi in time to meet City.

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