Petim signs professional contract with Ajax

Ajax Cape Town has offered junior goalkeeper Andre Petim a professional contract.

The highly-rated 18-year-old was voted Player of the tournament at last season's Metropolitan Cup tournament and is set to become understudy to the Urban Warriors' Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs.

Petim is said to be delighted to be given the opportunity to prove his worth, he said, "I cannot believe that after four years at Ajax that I am given the chance in the PSL for Ajax Cape Town.

"I know that I will have to work hard at my game as we have two other keepers aiming for a place in the Ajax starting line-up, but under the guidance of Andre Bronkhorst I will reach my goal.

"One must remember that Bronkhorst has worked with the two of the best keepers to pull on the Bafana shirt. I am to follow in Andre's (Arendse) and Moeneeb's (Josephs) footsteps and represent Bafana one day".

The signing of Petim also displays Ajax's youth development policy and fans could well see a few more youngsters coming through the ranks soon. He is the third player from the Ajax youth system to be signed for the senior team this year. The other two are Granwald Scott and Mfundo Shumano.

Read more about Ajax Cape Towen on the web site of the club .