Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town confirmed that 18-year-old goalkeeper Jody
February was handed a professional contract and promoted to the Urban Warriors
February joins Anssi Jaakkola, Brandon Petersen and Andre
Petim in the first team.
The club has handed February a professional contract, however,
the 18-year-old shot stopper will only join his teammates upon the completion
of his Matric final exams in December.Young midfielders Yagan Sasman and Ziyaad Eksteen are in a
similar situation as February, with all three players set to join the PSL squad
in December.“Once again the Ajax Youth Academy proved its value,” said club
CEO, Ari Efstathiou to Ajax’s website.“This fine youngster has been in the academy since the age
of eleven and keeps surprising us. Hopefully he will be able to make as much
game time as possible in the Multichoice Diski Team to gain more experience and
then be part of the PSL squad.”
February impressed Roger De Sa and his technical team during pre-season in July
and continue to do so in the Urban Warriors youth side.
“I am very excited and look forward to working with Jody,”
said de Sa.
“Hopefully I will be able to play him in the upcoming
Multichoice Diski Challenge in order to gain the experience needed before
making the jump into the PSL. He has tremendous talent and is definitely a huge
prospect for the future.”
The young goalkeeper was afforded the opportunity to travel
with the youth team to Holland on three occasions to participate in the Copa
Amsterdam Cup, Future Cup and Terborg Tournament. His talent hasn't stayed unnoticed as he has gained 12 caps
in the SA U17’s & U20’s and was rewarded with the Player of the Season
award by the CTTFA last season.February takes Ajax’s current number of promoted players up
to 23, which is a remarkable achievement for the Cape-side who continues to
produce young talented players.