PSL

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."

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
15 October 2016
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, James Motlatsi Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Prince Magogo Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Baroka FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
16 October 2016
SuperSport United v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.