Ajax CT’s foreign legion may be set for SuperSport
AJAX CAPE TOWN are optimistic they will have all their foreigners available for this afternoon’s PSL clash against defending champions SuperSport United at the Super Stadium in Atteridgeville (kick-off 3pm).
After the midweek defeat to neighbours Santos – and with Ajax now in embarrassing last place on the PSL log – coach Muhsin Ertugral is keen to have some reinforcements available.
Ertugral has waxed lyrical about the foreign players he has signed this season.
He has promised that they won’t be there just to make up the numbers. They will have the quality to make a major contribution to the Cape club’s drive for success.
So far, though, only Guinean midfielder Mohammed Diallo has seen action off the Ajax bench.
There have been all sorts of problems related to international clearances and work permits for the three others.
But, if all goes well, according to the Cape club’s management, they should have everything in order ahead of the match against SuperSport today.
Registrations will have been done and Ertugral will have the option to play Latvian central defender Deniss Ivanovs, French defender Derek Decamps and Ivory Coast striker Aboubacar Fofana.
Ertugral is particularly pleased at the capture of Ivanovs, who he rates very highly.
Ivanovs played for Ajax as a guest player during a two-week pre-season tour of Holland and was hugely impressive. It was on the back of these performances that Ajax were persuaded to bring the Latvian to the Mother City.
“I can’t wait to get Deniss on the field in the PSL; he will be great for Ajax,” said Ertugral, who is in his second stint as coach of Ajax.
Ivanovs, who is 25 years old, played for FK Liepajas Metalurgs in Latvia and has played for his country on 19 occasions.
ON BOARD: Ajax coach Muhsin Ertugral welcomes defender Deniss Ivanovs who should make his debut today.