Johannesburg - Benni McCarthy continues to talk up a move to Ajax Cape Town as he angles for a contract with the Premier Soccer League club.
Pics: Benni training with Ajax CT
Initial reports in the press appeared to speculate that McCarthy
would use his time with the Urban Warriors to regain some semblance of
fitness before trying his hand at another overseas move. But the former
Porto, Blackburn and West Ham player has revealed that Ajax would be his
first choice destination for next season.
McCarthy attended his first training session at Ikamva on
Thursday where he looked leaner and sharper compared to just a few
months ago when still a Hammers striker.
He told the club's official website: "I enjoyed my first training session with Ajax Cape Town on Thursday.
"This morning's training session was a good session for me. The
players here made me feel like one of the boys and I settled in easily.
"I am impressed by the facilities here. Before I left there were
only two fields, now when you look out from the balcony you can see five
perfect fields making this complex equal to the best anywhere in the
"Wednesday night I watched the team play a friendly at Nyanga Stadium
and I must say they are quick and very skillful. There are a few players
here that really impressed me and they could make it internationally if
given the chance.
"I would like to thank the club for allowing me to train with the
team as it gives me an opportunity to be with my family here in Cape