PSL

Overmars confirms Amsterdam commitment to Cape Town

2016-01-22 08:37
Ajax Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town's mother club, Ajax Amsterdam, currently have representatives in the Mother City and have underlined their commitment to the Premiership outfit.

There had been media speculation recently suggesting that the Dutch giants were unsatisfied with the return on investment and the general relationship they had with their Cape Town satellite club.

Urban Warriors CEO Ari Efstathiou strongly refuted such talk in a press release, however, which read: "We have been in close contact with Ajax Amsterdam since taking over the management of the club in July 2013 and have worked closely with our partners in the Netherlands to grow the Ajax brand in South Africa and Africa.

"Our recent successes on the field in 2015 have been closely monitored by Amsterdam and the promotion of a large number of talented youth players from the academy is in line with their global strategy."

Ajax Amsterdam Director of Football, Marc Overmars, says he hopes to see the ties between the two clubs being strengthened.

"We are staying here for three days and I have been at the club every day to see the training sessions. Matches were organised for everyone from 14 to 17-years-old, yesterday the 19-year-olds too, so I've got a good impression of what's going on," the former Arsenal and Barcelona star said. 

"I'm happy with the plans they've shown us for the future. I think we at Ajax [Amsterdam] can also do more from our side, bring more to keep things going well.

"It's been a very interesting trip. It's a very busy month for us, because January is transfer month for us, so it says a lot that I came here together with the Financial Director.

"It's a very good sign that we come here during such a hectic time for Ajax Amsterdam. We have seen a lot, we know what we have to improve.

"We want to go to the top of Europe again, we need the best players to do so. You can see that there is a lot of talent at the club, but it is never easy for players to survive. We have to support them all the way."

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  ajax amsterdam  |  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
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

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.