Ajax announce Pietersen signing

2016-08-01 09:06
Roscoe Pietersen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2016/17 Premiership season with the acquisition of defender Roscoe Pietersen on a two-year-deal.

Pietersen, who had been on trial with the Urban Warriors for the last two weeks, has had a nomadic career thus far, having formerly been on the books of Old Mutual Academy, Chippa United, SuperSport United, AmaZulu and Vasco Da Gama.

The capture of the 27-year-old is somewhat needed for the Capetonians following the sale of Abbubaker Mobara to Orlando Pirates, with coach Roger De Sa citing his versatility as a major addition to the roster.

"Roscoe was marked as one of the up-and-coming youngsters to come out of Cape Town a few years ago," De Sa told the club's official website.

"I think he just never really found his footing up in Johannesburg. It's nice to have him back in Cape Town, because he’s a fantastic footballer and a great kid overall. 

"He's got very good leadership qualities, he's a great player on and off the field. He's exactly what we need at this time. He's sought of an older, wiser head amongst the kids and he's a Cape Town boy, so overall I'm very pleased with the acquisition.

"He's really going to fill a few holes for us with his versatility and I think he'll be here at Ajax Cape Town for many years to come."

Pietersen expressed his delight at signing for the Mother City outfit, saying: "I've enjoyed my time at Ajax Cape Town so far. The facilities are one of the most professional in the country. I'm enjoying the set-up here as well as my team-mates and the technical staff.

"Everyone has welcomed me to the club in a good manner. It's an honour and a privilege to play for Ajax Cape Town, because I am from Cape Town originally so I know what a big club this is.

"It's great to be home! I know the culture of the club and the culture of Cape Town football, so I am positive that I can make the Ajax fans proud."

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