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De Sa reveals Ajax CT challenges

2017-01-03 20:16
Roger de Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Former Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa has explained that the club's current owner, Ari Efstathiou, prioritises balancing the books rather than focusing on football.

The 52-year-old, who stepped down as the Urban Warriors coach in October last year following some poor form in the Premiership, takes the view that former Ajax boss John Comitis put football before money.

De Sa won the MTN8 in 2015 with the Mother City based outfit, but resigned after the side endured a torrid start to the 2016/17 campaign. Stanley Menzo was then appointed and has since overseen something of a revival.

Nonetheless, the former Orlando Pirates coach has expressed his views on Efstathiou's running of the club.

He told KickOff Magazine: "John was a football type of guy, flamboyant, football first, 'count the money later, we'll make it work' kind of man.

"Under Ari, it's the total opposite. He makes sure the money works first and then he'll see what we can do with it later...My time at Ajax was all about cutting costs, getting rid of the heavyweight players and earners, making the books balance, putting money in the bank and selling players."

The Maputo-born mentor is currently unemployed although he is reported to be a candidate for the Bafana Bafana job after Shakes Mashaba was sacked for gross misconduct.

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