Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town have confirmed that former
Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg will visit the club next January to compete in
the 2015 Friendship Cup.
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The Cape Town-based club said that they will play against
Wolfsburg on 10 January, before squaring off against Dutch club Zwolle later in
The intention is for all three clubs to make the most of the
mid-season break, before the respective leagues resume next year.
"Ajax Cape Town are proud to announce that German
Bundesliga giants VfL Wolfsburg will be conducting a training camp at Ikamva in
January 2015," read a statement on the clubs website.
"After that Ajax will face Wolfsburg in a match known
as the Cape Town Friendship Cup. VfL Wolfsburg will begin their preparations
for the second round of the 2014/15 Bundesliga season, while Ajax face over a
month without any PSL action, due to the 2015 Afcon which will be held in
Equatorial Guinea," continued the statement.
Both clubs have enjoyed relative success in their respective
leagues this season, as Ajax are currently fourth in the Premiership standings,
while Wolfsburg are second in the German top flight. The Wolfsburg training
sessions will be open to the public.
"We are proud to host such a big European team at our
facilities. We’ll be more than happy to host any other teams as well in the
future. We’ve got world class facilities and are very capable of accommodating
a team of such magnitude," said Ajax Cape Town Marketing Director Alexi
"With this, Ajax Cape Town gets another opportunity to
be exposed internationally. This also gives us an opportunity to forge
relationships with other European clubs, other than Ajax Amsterdam," added
"Herewith we are also able to measure our players
against world class opposition. For all football lovers, this match offers an
opportunity to see quality football with the guarantee of loads of goals. This
is guaranteed entertainment for all and a must watch."Further details of the arrangement will be
revealed closer to the fixture.