Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town have announced that Platinum Stars defender Isaac Nhlapo will join them for the start of the 2017/18 season.
Nhlapo, 26, has been with Dikwena since 2014 after arriving from second
tier side Thanda Royal Zulu and the tough-tackling central
defender has only one Bafana Bafana cap.
With his contract at Dikwena coming to end upon the completion of the
2016/17 season, the Urban Warriors have moved quickly to secure his
services - much to the delight of club's chairpreson, Ari Efstathiou.
"Good centre-backs are extremely hard to find in South Africa and
when someone of Isaac's calibre becomes available on a free; it was it's
an easy decision," he told the club's official website.
"It was one position that we wanted to strengthen in the January
transfer window. It is unfortunate that we haven't been able to bring
him to the club for the second half of this season, but it's great that
we can start to strengthen strengthening the squad early for the 2017/18
"After speaking to him, he seems raring to go and would love to join the club straight away."
Nhlapo may well end up being a replacement for Ajax's highly-rated
20-year-old Bafana central defender Rivaldo Coetzee, should he depart
for Europe at some point.