Fatigue a worry for Ajax coach

2015-04-24 12:33
Roger De Sa (Supplied)
Roger De Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Ahead of their Nedbank Cup semi-final clash against SuperSport United, Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa has admitted that fatigue is his main concern following their recent away matches.

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The Urban Warriors will lock horns against Matsatsantsa at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday.

Despite fatigue playing a role, De Sa remains confident that his charges will be ready to face the in-form Pretoria giants.

De Sa said preparations for the much anticipated clash are going according to plan and he is not stressed about minor injuries in the team.

“Preparations are going okay and we are all okay as a team,” De Sa told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Friday.

“We are just feeling a little bit fatigued from all the travelling we have been doing recently.

“We also have minor injuries but we have nothing to worry about.

“The team is okay and we are ready to go and hopefully things will go well.”

Ajax will be boosted by the return of midfielder Granwald Scott after serving a one-match suspension against Free State Stars.

Scott got his fourth booking of the season in their 2-1 win over University of Pretoria last week and was subsequently suspended.

Despite television replays seemingly depicting De Sa gesturing to Scott to take off his jersey so he could miss their midweek defeat to Stars, the 50-year old mentor denied the allegations.

“I never suggested that he (Scott) should take off his jersey,” De Sa insisted.

“In fact, I wasn’t talking to him when I did those gestures.

“He got his booking because he was delaying a re-start.

“He was then suspended for our game against Free State Stars.

“But good news is that he is back now and he will be vital for us tomorrow.” 

Kick-off between the two sides is scheduled for 20:15. 


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