Ajax Cape Town have captured the signature of the exciting former SuperSport United and Jomo Cosmos winger, Seuntjie Motlhajwa , who has signed a three year deal with the ambitious Cape club.
On Monday the Cape club signed the prolific former Mother City striker Thembinkosi 'Terror' Fanteni, and they have now further boosted their squad with the signing of Motlhajwa from the Ezenkhosi.
Ajax CEO John Comitis explained the signing:
"Gordon Igesund, the technical staff and I have been following Seuntjie closely for a while now and we are convinced that he is the type of player that will fit in well at Ajax,"
"When looking for a new player we always investigate first for new up-and-coming young players within our club, but in this case we felt the need to bring in a new player."
Comitis continued: "the Ajax system requires out and out wingers. At the moment we are well balanced on the left wing with Franklyn Cale, but we needed more cover on the right due to the continued absence due to injury of Joseph Ngake."
Ajax Head of Development coach Cavin Johnson is a man well qualified to assess Motlhajwa's ability, having first worked with the 25-year-old player more than 10 years ago when the two were together at the Transnet School of Excellence.
"We first spotted Seuntjie playing at the Shibuko Centre in Soweto," recalled Johnson. "I have always thought he was a quality player. He has loads of speed and excellent technique. At SuperSport he created many goals, as well as picking up quite a few of his own. He will be a big asset to Ajax.
"He was part of a group of players who have all gone on to achieve big things - Steven Pienaar, Ninja Mofokeng, Dominic Isaacs and Albert Kometsi were all in the same group as Seuntjie."
Motlhajwa scored 14 goals in 66 appearances for the Pretoria side, a very useful return for a midfielder. He then moved to Cosmos, but has been sidelined for most of his time there.
Johnson, believes, however, that the move to the Urban Warriors will bring out the best in the player.
"I think that Motlhajwa will be great at Ajax. The playing system we use will bring out the best in him and its a great chance for him to resurrect his career," said Johnson.
By Anthony McLennan, from the official web site of Ajax Cape Town.