Ajax reject Safa's request to release Igesund

Ajax Cape Town places on record that the club has been formally requested by the South African Football Association and its president, Mr Molefi Olifant, to release Gordon Igesund so that he can become the next coach of the South Africa national football team.

Ajax Cape Town would like to extend its’ appreciation to Safa for respecting protocol and following the correct channels in negotiating with a coach who is still under contract.

However, the Ajax Cape Town board feels Mr Igesund forms an intrinsic part of the club’s vision for the future and quest for ongoing success and will therefore not be released.

Our sponsorship with Total is also approaching an end and we believe it would be ill-timed to release a coach of Mr Igesund’s stature.

The club would also like to put on record that Mr Igesund would have accepted Safa’s offer to coach Bafana Bafana under any other circumstances.

Mr Igesund has accepted the board’s decision and is a committed member of Ajax Cape Town.

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