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Ajax CT sign Burkina Faso trialist

2017-09-15 10:00
Stanley Menzo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town have confirmed the signing of Burkina Faso defender Soumaila Ouattara after the player impressed coach Stanley Menzo and his technical team during a trial period.

The club had been seeking extra defensive options after the departure of number one central defender Rivaldo Coetzee to Mamelodi Sundowns. As such, Ouattara has been snapped up after a brief assessment at Ikamva.

Menzo told SowetanLIVE, "He was offered to us and was here on trial. After one training match‚ everybody said. ‘that is a good player’. He's a right-footed player and very strong.

"Coming from Burkina Faso‚ he has probably not had the best (footballing) education. There is room to improve‚ but he is someone who will become a very good player."

At this point in time, it seems unlikely he will be granted a work permit in time for Urban Warriors' Premiership encounter with Polokwane City on Friday, although Menzo is optimistic of a good result nonetheless.

He added, "I have to be honest‚ looking at first three games with one point‚ that is three points less than we should have. We have to win this one‚ we have to catch up a lot. It's not nice when you look at the log and see yourself in 15th place."

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